WV Gov. Justice accepts resignation of Dr. Cathy Slemp

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and Bill Crouch, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Wednesday received and accepted the resignation of State Health Officer and Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health Dr. Cathy Slemp.

According to a release from the governor’s office, the move came after the Justice expressed to Secretary Crouch his lack of confidence in Slemp’s leadership of the Bureau for Public Health due to “a series of recent events involving issues under her direct control.”

The governor expressed his appreciation for Dr. Slemp’s service to the state of West Virginia, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-06-25T01:19:45+00:00June 25th, 2020|