By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The head of New Hampshire’s state psychiatric hospital was approved by the Executive Council on Wednesday to be the next commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu nominated Lori Shibinette to replace Jeffrey Meyers, who stepped down to pursue private sector work.

Shibinette has been chief executive officer at New Hampshire Hospital. A registered nurse, she previously served as deputy commissioner at Health and Human Services and as CEO of the Merrimack County Nursing Home.

“Interim Commissioner Kerrin Rounds and the whole team at Health and Human Services did a great job these last few months, and I look forward to having Lori lead the department to get the job done for New Hampshire families and children,” Sununu said in a statement.

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