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Sara Gagne-Holmes to serve as acting commissioner of Maine DHHS

Sara Gagne-Holmes will serve as acting commissioner of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.

She's been the deputy commissioner since 2019 and previously served as a state health policy and legal advisor under Governor Baldacci.

Deputy Commissioner Gagne-Holmes
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Deputy Commissioner Gagne-Holmes

Current DHHS commissioner Jeanne Lambrew is stepping down at the end of the month to work for a D.C. based health policy think tank and to teach at Harvard University.

Governor Janet Mills said she expects to name a nominee for her replacement in the coming weeks.