Inslee names new Secretary of Social and Health Services

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OLYMPIA- Gov. Jay Inslee has named Cheryl Strange secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services.

Strange has served as chief executive officer of Western State Hospital since April, 2016. Prior to that Strange was the assistant director for the DSHS Mental Health Division, where she managed the state’s public mental health system, including the state’s three hospitals, and community outpatient mental health services.

Strange replaces acting DSHS secretary Bill Moss.