By Steven Allen Adams, The Journal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of the first of three proposed deputy secretary positions for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is now filled after a $1 million report recommended expanding the agency’s leadership.
DHHR announced Monday morning that Cammie Chapman, the department’s associate general counsel, was appointed as the newly created deputy secretary of child and adult services, overseeing DHHR’s Bureau for Child Support and Bureau for Social Services.
“I have relied on Cammie’s expertise in the child welfare field and look forward to utilizing her management and leadership skills in this new role, as well as her enthusiastic approach to solving problems,” DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch said in a statement Monday. “We have much work to do in this realm, and I know Cammie is the right person to tackle those challenges head on.”
Chapman has worked as associate general counsel for DHHR since 2018, coming from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, where she was director of the court system’s Children Services Division. She also has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in private practice focused on child welfare law…