Abbott taps Nebraska official to lead Health and Human Services Commission

Abbott taps Nebraska official to lead Health and Human Services Commission

Courtney Phillips currently leads the Department of Health and Human Services in Nebraska.

Courtney Phillips is the new executive commissioner for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.

Phillips is currently the chief executive officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. She starts her role as commissioner Oct. 19.

In a Thursday evening news release, Abbott said Phillips’ “vast experience in health and human services makes her the ideal person to fill this role.”

“Tackling the challenges at HHSC will be no small task, but I’m confident that Dr. Phillips’ extensive background will help her lead the department to improve and maintain accountability,” Abbott said.

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