Senate Committee Confirms DHS DirectorPosted on Mar 6, 2015 in NEWS
Honolulu, HI – Members of the State Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing today voted to confirm gubernatorial nominee Rachael Wong, DrPH as the director of the Department of Human Services (DHS).
“Dr. Wong’s strong experience and compassion to improve community health makes her the perfect candidate for this critically important position,” said Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair, Committee on Human Services and Housing.
Wong has most recently served as the vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii. “Her career speaks strongly about her passion for community-oriented service. Her collaborative spirit and strong belief in people make her an ideal leader for the Department”.
“I’m very honored to be working with not only the great team at DHS, but having the confidence of the Senators in this committee and the department means a great deal,” said Wong.
Wong’s nomination now moves to the full Senate for final vote.
New Release from The Senate, State of Hawaii