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Health commissioner Meyers won’t seek reappointment

October 14, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the largest agency in New Hampshire’s state government is heading to the private sector.

Jeff Meyers has been commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services since early 2016 when he was appointed by former Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. In a letter to employees made public Monday, Meyers says he will not seek reappointment when his term ends in January and instead will pursue private sector opportunities.

Meyers previous served as legal counsel to the state Senate, legal counsel to former Gov. John Lynch and director of intergovernmental affairs at the health department. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday called Meyers a tireless advocate for vulnerable children and praised him for overseeing expansion of the state’s Medicaid program and prioritizing improvements in its mental health system.