Kentucky: Governor-Elect Announces Secretary of Health and Family Services

Governor-elect Matt Bevin (R) announced Vickie Yates Brown Glisson as his administration's Secretary of Health and Family Services. Glisson is a health attorney and serves as president and CEO of Nucleus, a life science business incubator at the University of Louisville. Glisson will oversee Governor-elect Bevin's healthcare agenda, including anticipated changes to the State's Medicaid expansion program and an expected transition from the State's Marketplace, Kynect, to the federal Marketplace.

Minnesota: Governor Names New Human Services Commissioner

Governor Mark Dayton (D) has appointed Emily Johnson Piper as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, beginning December 14. Piper was previously the deputy chief of staff and general counsel in the Governor and Lieutenant Governor's office. She replaces Lucinda Jesson, who was appointed by Governor Dayton last week to serve on the State Court of Appeals.