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News Release

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2019

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

Governor Sununu Announces Selection Committee

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced the formation of a volunteer Selection Committee, which will interview and recommend candidates to the Governor to consider for the position of Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Commissioner Jeff Meyers announced last month that he is not seeking reappointment. Health and Human Services Chief Financial Officer Kerrin Rounds was nominated by Governor Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council on November 6th to serve as interim HHS Commissioner from December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

The Committee, which is composed of state leaders with extensive experience in health care and government, will interview potential candidates and offer three recommendations to Governor Sununu for consideration.

"I would like to thank the members of my Selection Committee for agreeing to take part in this incredibly important process, Jeff Meyers for his years of service, and to Kerrin Rounds for stepping up and serving in the interim while we search for a new Commissioner," said Governor Chris Sununu. "I am confident this committee will do their due diligence and recommend a candidate who has a stellar record of experience and results to get the job done for the people of New Hampshire."

The members of the Selection Committee include:

  • Donnalee Lozeau, Executive Director of Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. and former Mayor of Nashua
  • Don Shumway, former Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and former President/CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation
  • Kris McCracken, President/CEO, Amoskeag Health
  • Nick Toumpas, former Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Note: Anyone interested in being considered for the position who has not already done so, must email their resume with a cover letter by Friday, November 15, 2019 to

Office of Governor Christopher Sununu
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