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Sebelius enlists Pa. department head

| Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pennsylvania's first-ever director of the Office of Women's Services has been appointed a regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday.

Joanne Grossi will oversee a region that includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. For the past seven years, Grossi has served in Gov. Ed Rendell's administration, first as deputy secretary of health and later as director of the Office of Women's Services.

Sebelius said Grossi's "experience and talents will be invaluable as our department works to effectively implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

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