Gov. Justice accepts resignation of Dr. Cathy Slemp
WV – Gov. Jim Justice and
Bill Crouch, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human
Resources today received and accepted the resignation of State Health Officer
and Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health, Dr. Cathy Slemp.
After the Governor expressed to Secretary Crouch his lack of confidence in Dr.
Slemp’s leadership of the Bureau for Public Health due to a series of recent
events involving issues under her direct control, Secretary Crouch then asked
for Dr. Slemp’s resignation, which she offered immediately.
The Governor expressed his appreciation for Dr. Slemp’s service to the state of
West Virginia, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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