January 10, 2023

Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro Nominates Experienced Public Servants to Secretaries of Human Services, Health, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Aging, and Insurance Commissioner.

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro announced five cabinet appointments: Dr. Val Arkoosh to be Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Dr. Debra L. Bogen to be Secretary of Health, Dr. Latika Davis-Jones to be Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Jason Kavulich to be Secretary of Aging, and Mike Humphreys to be Insurance Commissioner. These experienced physicians, public health experts, and human services leaders have decades of experience and will work to improve the health and well-being of the people of Pennsylvania. Governor-Elect Shapiro set out to build an administration that is representative of the entire Commonwealth, and with today’s announcement, he is making good on that promise – nominating experienced leaders from Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia region.

All five of these nominees are experts in their fields and they will work to ensure every Pennsylvanian, no matter where they live, has equitable, affordable access to medical care; and invest in substance use

treatment, child welfare services, and elder care. “The health and safety of our communities is of the utmost importance, and I’m proud to nominate tested leaders like Dr. Val Arkoosh, Dr. Debra Bogen, Dr. Latika Davis-Jones, Jason Kavulich, and Mike Humphreys to key cabinet posts in my Administration – they are well qualified public servants who are passionate about public health and ready to get to work on day one,” said Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro.

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