Kyle Janek, head of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), was appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Perry effective Sept. 1, 2012, replacing outgoing Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs. Janek is a former state representative and senator.
The mammoth commission, born of a sweeping reorganization of 12 health and human services agencies enacted by the 78th Legislature in ...
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