Teresa Miller confirmed as secretary of PA Department of Human Services

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Welcome Teresa Miller as the new secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Secretary Miller had been nominated by Governor Tom Wolf to lead the department in May of 2017. She served as acting secretary before her confirmation on Tuesday.

Previously, as Pennsylvania’s Insurance Commissioner, Secretary Miller worked on a range of issues, including fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic and helping older adults.

Before coming to Pennsylvania, Secretary Miller held positions with the federal government’s Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, and worked in various capacities for the state of Oregon.

Secretary Miller received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pacific Lutheran University.

She was confirmed along with three other female cabinet members: Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith, and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman. Read the press release.

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