Wolf nominates outgoing health secretaries for Pennsylvania News


HARRISBURG, Governor Pa – Tom Wolf promotes two officials involved in the administration of the coronavirus as health secretary and chief physician instead of the outgoing Dr. Rachel Levine.

Wolf announced Friday that he intends to appoint Deputy Chief of Staff Alison Beam as Secretary of the Department of Health.

Wolf, meanwhile, promoted Dr. Wendy Braund, the department’s COVID-19 response director, to the position of temporary commissioner. Beam helped coordinate the administration’s pandemic response.

Levine’s last day was supposed to be Friday as she prepared to become a candidate for President Joe Biden’s assistant health secretary.