I want to personally thank everyone who supported my nomination as BHDDH Director. I was honored to be nominated as Governor Raimondo’s Director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals.
Having served in the Department for 12 years as the Director of the Behavioral Health Division and Deputy Director, the Governor appointed me to serve as Acting Director of the Department in June of 2016. It was a privilege to be confirmed by the State Senate two weeks ago.
The experience has been humbling and I am truly grateful for the generous support I received. Tom Kane offered to speak on my behalf at the Senate Health and Human Services Committee Nomination Hearing; I remain appreciative of his kindness, as well as the kindness of others who also spoke before the Committee.
As I settle into my role as the permanent Director of the Department, I am confident in my team of DD leaders as we work together to create a system of care for those who count on us. Kerri Zanchi is certainly at the top of that list!
Best wishes for a wonderful summer--