DHH Sec Alan Levine Resigns
POSTED: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 5:17pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 5:23pm
Another Jindal staffer announced his resignation today. Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine is stepping down. There are 18 months left in his term, but Sec Levine said he couldn't keep up the pace that much longer.
Levine announced that Bruce Greenstein will take the post. His experience with Medicaid reform was a top reason Levine and Governor Jindal picked Greenstein. Levine said moving through challenging budget times with an experienced leader is what's best for Louisiana.
He said, "I love the job. I love the people I work with. I love working with this Governor and this Legislature. But keeping this job just because I love it means I'm putting what's important for the Governor and for the state."
Greenstien is currently employed with Microsoft. He runs a business division that sells Microsoft products to healthcare customers. He has previously assisted states with their Medicaid transition from a fee-for-service program to a managed program.