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GASP Statement on Shapiro Tapping Allegheny County Health Dept’s Dr. Bogen for PA Health Secretary

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Gov. Elect Josh Shapiro on Wednesday announced he nominated Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Debra Bogen as Pennsylvania’s next Secretary of Health.

You can read more about the nomination announcement here.

Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald tweeted a statement about the nomination earlier today:

No further information was immediately available regarding when Bogen may exit her ACHD post. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here’s GASP’s statement on the news:

We thank Dr. Bogen for her service and wish her the best. We hope the

County leaders will install a new director dedicated to improving air

quality, community engagement, and improving the health of all county


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