Shumlin appoints Dr Susan Wehry as commissioner of DAIL

first_imgGovernor Elect Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Dr Susan Wehry as Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, also known as DAIL.‘I am very pleased to have Susan as part of the Agency of Human Services team,’ Shumlin said. ‘She has an impressive background as a physician specializing in issues affecting the elderly. She also has experience in state government, having served in various capacities in the departments of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Corrections, Health, and Mental Health.’DAIL is part of the Agency of Human Services. The department provides services to Vermonters over 60 and those with a disability.Wehry, who lives in Burlington, is a geriatric psychiatrist who consults for DAIL, the Delaware Agency of Human Services, and similar offices in Massachusetts and Louisiana. She is also a clinical associate professor at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.Wehry is an attending physician with the Department of Neurology at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Prior to that, she was Health Services Director at the Vermont Department of Corrections, and Deputy Commissioner of Health.‘She is a creative thinker with a vision for Vermonters striving to remain independent,’ said Human Services Secretary Designee Doug Racine. ‘She is ideally suited for helping the Agency deal with a wide variety of issues, especially those affecting our aging population and Vermonters with disabilities.”Her salary will be $115,000. Source: Shumlin’s office. 1.5.2011last_img

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