Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary, Beverly Mackereth, announced today that she will leave public office and begin working for The Ridge Policy Group, beginning February 2.
In a communication to department stakeholders, Mackereth thanked them for the partnerships and friendships formed during her tenure as Secretary for the Department of Human Services during the past year and a half, and prior to that during her three-year tenure as Deputy Secretary for the Office of Children, Youth and Families.
"The department has done great things and I have my team to thank for that. As I reflect back on all of our accomplishments, I realize that there are so many positive changes and successes in each of our eight program offices that they are too numerous to write. The common theme however, is that all the work we did made the lives of Pennsylvanians better," said Mackereth.
The Ridge Policy Group is a bi-partisan, full-service government relations and issue management firm with offices located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. Led by our nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, along with his long-time senior advisors, Mark Holman and Mark Campbell, Ridge Policy Group enjoys over 30 years of experience in local, state, and federal governments.
Governor-elect Tom Wolf has yet to announce who will replace Mackereth as Secretary of Human Services. Today, he announced that he has chosen Teresa Osborne, Executive Director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging, as Secretary of the Department of Aging.