Wolf names picks to lead human resources, health departments

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2015 4:05 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor-elect Tom Wolf says he will name a top Maryland state official as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and a former northeastern Pennsylvania hospital official as his secretary of the Department of Health.

Wolf says Ted Dallas, secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, would provide leadership needed to run the human services department "efficiently and effectively."

He says Karen Murphy, former chief executive officer of Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, has "an extensive understanding of the health care industry" and substantial executive experience.

Wolf says Gary Tennis will remain secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Dr. Rachel Levine will be physician general.

All of the appointments other than that of physician general will require approval by the Pennsylvania Senate.

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