(The Center Square) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Brad Hawk to serve as the executive director of the Indian Affairs Commission and Wayne Salter as commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Salter is the former deputy executive commissioner of access and eligibility services for Texas Health and Human Services, according to Burgum. He also served 17 years with the Florida Department of Children and Families.
“Throughout his career, Wayne has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the needs of vulnerable populations and ensuring that essential human services are delivered efficiently and effectively, and that experience will serve North Dakotans well,” Burgum said. “His skill at leading large organizations, his deep understanding of complex social support programs, and his dedication to harnessing technology and implementing innovative solutions will help drive HHS into the future.”
Sara Stolt served as interim commissioner after the resignation of Chris Jones in September. She will remain at HHS as a deputy commissioner, according to the governor.