CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich lately named Lance Himes the brand new director of the Ohio Division of Well being.
Himes has served because the intervening time director for the dept since March 31, when the previous director, Rick Hodges, opted to go away the management after 3 years within the function.
Himes in the past served as common recommend for the dept, the place he has labored as an legal professional for the previous 13 years. He additionally crammed in as intervening time director of the dept for 6 months in 2014.
He’s the second one consecutive director of the dept who isn’t a health care provider. His predecessor was once the director of the Ohio Turnpike, director of promoting for the Fulton County Well being Heart and director of the Neighborhood Hospitals of Williams County.
Through regulation, the director of the dept does no longer want to be a health care provider however should have intensive public well being revel in.
Himes, who’s a member of the Ohio Public Well being Affiliation, focuses on environmental well being and public well being compliance problems with ODH and in 2014 helped coordinate the state’s reaction to Ebola.
Previous to his paintings with ODH, Himes was once a legal professional in Cincinnati for seven years.
He gained his bachelor’s stage in industry and geography from Wittenberg College and his regulation stage from the College of Cincinnati School of Regulation.
Himes was once no longer to be had Tuesday for interviews.