Governor appoints new head of Disabilities and Aging – Associated Press

Vermont has a new commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

The appointment of Monica White was effective July 1.

White was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott who says she is a proven leader “who will be able to hit the ground running in this permanent role, while continuing to build on her good work.”

White had served as interim commissioner of the department known as DAIL after her predecessor was appointed to a different position.

White previously served as the department’s director of operations and led the department’s COVID-19 response efforts. She previously served in the Agency of Human Service’s secretary’s office as director of health care operations, compliance and improvement and financial director.

“It is an honor to work alongside the dedicated staff of Team DAIL and our many valued community partners to build upon our state’s great work as a national leader for aging well and full inclusion for those with disabilities into all aspects of Vermont’s communities,” White said in a statement.

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