Gov. Peter Shumlin announced some major changes at the top of the troubled Agency of Human Services Tuesday.
Doug Racine, who has served as Secretary of Human Services since Shumlin took over the governor’s office in 2011, is stepping down. Health Commissioner Harry Chen is replacing Racine and will serve as interim secretary through 2014. During that time, Deputy Health Commissioner Tracy Dolan will serve as the head of the department.
Shumlin acknowledged that the agency, which is responsible for a large portion of the state’s social services, is not easy to run.