OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday appointed state Department of Human Services Director Justin Brown to his cabinet as secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Development.
As cabinet secretary, Brown will oversee agencies and boards that include Oklahoma Human Services, the Office of Juvenile Affairs, Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, the Office of Disability Concerns and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Brown said he will seek “to drive innovation, collaboration and partnerships among our agencies and partners.”
Brown “is a high-energy leader with the passion and competency,” Stitt said in a statement.
Brown replaces Steve Buck, who resigned in February to accept a position as president and executive director of Care Providers Oklahoma, which represents long-term care facilities that include nursing homes and assisted living facilities.