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New Health and Human Services representative for Midwest
Douglas OBrien was appointed as regional director for Region 5 of Health and Human Services on Friday. OBrien will be the representative of HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, handling all HHS policies in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.
OBrien is the former chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk, and also served as the director of public affairs for the manufacturing company IMC Global Inc. He has also worked with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and the Illinois House of Representatives.