services, citizens with developmental disabilities and public health, as well as the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf. "She has obtained the wealth of knowledge necessary to oversee these programs.
pleased two key lawmakers, who cited the breadth of Phillips' experience and her accomplishments in Louisiana. "Of the three candidates, she was probably the most qualified on the level of the CEO," said State Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha. "I think she'll bring new perspective, and I'm very happy.
amazing five stints from 1971 74, 1976 80, 1990 92, 1995 96 and, then perhaps, finally from 2002 04. "We need a culture of continuous improvement," Ricketts said in a press release. "Her expertise will help state government to work better for the children who are in the care of the state, for individuals who live in state facilities or through our support in the community, and for all those who rely on public services. "Ricketts named her to be the chief executive officer of Nebraska's largest state agency, choosing her over two other finalists, including the leader of an Omaha based private provider of child welfare services. David Newell, president and CEO of the Nebraska Families Collaborative, had been viewed by some as the favorite for the job. But Ricketts, who launched a national search for a "transformational leader," said Phillips was that leader. She will be paid $200,000 a year.
"Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee, said Phillips appears capable of bringing a "healthy scrutiny" to the department and of managing a multifaceted agency. The Nebraska agency has seen a series of problems in recent years, including millions of dollars in federal fines for failing to properly document child welfare expenses, public benefits call centers plagued by long wait times and lost documents, the failed privatization of child welfare services and the loss of millions in federal funding because of substandard care at the state institution for people with intellectual disabilities. In interviews earlier this week, people who worked with and for Phillips described her as bright and accessible and as a collaborative leader who led reform efforts in Louisiana's social services network despite state budget cuts. As the deputy secretary, Phillips serves as the agency's chief operating Air Max Women Grey officer and leads the department's Human Services Interagency Council, which plots how human services are delivered through local agencies. Phillips also directly manages the departments of behavioral health, aging and adult Womens Nike Air Max 2015 Running Shoes
I think she does a great job," said Sandee Winchell, executive director of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Coun.
The last CEO, Kerry Winterer, was paid $169,418. Phillips, in the press release, said she was honored to be named and looked forward to crafting a new strategic plan for the agency. A spokeswoman in Louisiana said Phillips, at the request of Ricketts' office, would not make additional comments. Ricketts' selection Nike Air Max Womens Shoes
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