Former Work Compensation Administrator Stephanie McCloud has been promoted to head of the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. Ms McCloud was named one of Business Insurance & # 39 ;s Women to Watch.
"Director McCloud understands how government agencies work, and she knows how to do things. She is an employee. She has the management and administrative expertise we need in these challenging times, says Government DeWine at a press conference on Thursday. "She has the experience required to lead the department as it performs its vital health functions while fighting this pandemic."
Prior to her role as head of the State Compass Administration, McCloud was a Human Resources Attorney at BWC.
She replaces interim health director Lance Himes, who temporarily took over after former director Dr. Amy Acton stepped down in June amid public criticism of the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.