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Gov. Brownback Appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHE

Associated Press - December 21, 2014 1:02 am

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that creates an independent task force to review the state's child welfare system.

The interim director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been nominated to take the job permanently.

The governor’s office announced Friday that Brownback wants Dr. Susan Mosier for the job. Mosier took over for Dr. Robert Moser, who resigned Nov. 30 to pursue opportunities at the University of Kansas Hospital and University of Kansas Medical School.

Brownback praised Mosier in a news release for her “experience, passion and leadership.” Her appointment will require Kansas Senate confirmation.

Mosier has been director of the Division of Health Care Finance since August and KDHE Medicaid Director since March 2012. She had previously owned Mosier Eye Care in Manhattan and served in the Kansas House from 2011 until she resigned in March 2012.

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