An Adair County native and a former member of President Bill Clinton's Senior Staff will be the new Secretary for Kentucky's Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Governor Beshear says Audrey Haynes will start her new role as Cabinet Secretary on April 16th.
Haynes worked for ten years as Chief Government Affairs Officer for YMCA of the USA. She also served as the Chief of Staff to Tipper Gore during Al Gore's Vice-Presidency. Haynes holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and says she is anxious to lead a a department that impacts the lives of so many people in Kentucky.
Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander will remain with the Cabinet in the capacity of Deputy Secretary. Audrey Haynes will replace former Secretary Janie Miller, who resigned last month.