Wos Resigns as NC DHHS Secretary

Last Wednesday Dr. Aldona Wos officially resigned as Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. In a press conference at the Executive Mansion, Gov. McCrory became teary-eyed as he praised Wos’ service in overseeing the largest state agency saying she brought “incredible passion” to the job.

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has worked closely with Wos and her staff during her more than two years in the position, advocating for our members on issues surrounding the rocky roll out of NCTracks and formulating a sustainable Medicaid reform plan. The Governor and the Department under Wos came to support a physician-led plan, as the NCMS had advocated early on.

“Dr. Wos worked incredibly hard to serve the citizens of North Carolina, and brought true commitment and dedication to the job,” said NCMS CEO Robert W. Seligson. “She made good progress in advancing sensible Medicaid reforms. We appreciate her efforts.”

Rick Brajer, a business executive from Raleigh will replace Wos as the head of the agency on Friday, Wos’ last day on the job. Brajer was CEO of ProNerve in Denver until January. He was president and CEO of the diagnostic company LipoScience in the Triangle. He is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Business.


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