Scott appoints Tierney to DPS, Bailey Commissioner of Mental Health

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Scott appoints Tierney to DPS, Bailey Commissioner of Mental Health

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:15pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Thursday, before Governor-elect Scott’s inauguration, he announced that June Tierney has been appointed as the Commissioner of Public Service and Melissa Bailey, LCMHC has been named Commissioner of Mental Health.

Prior to this appointment, Tierney served as the general counsel to the Vermont Public Service Board, a position she has held since 2012. A 1986 graduate of Boston University and a 1993 graduate of Vermont Law School, Tierney began her legal career with a clerkship at the Vermont Supreme Court. Before becoming a lawyer, June served four years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Bailey worked for the Department of Mental Health from 2001-2010 in a variety of positions, led the Agency of Human Services Integrated Family Services initiative from 2010-2014, and was the Clinical Director for Otter Creek and Quality Director for Vermont Care Partners in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 Bailey was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department. Bailey has spent her career focused on increasing access to mental health services for all, building health promotion and prevention services and assuring treatment services are effective and of high quality. Bailey has provided leadership to assure mental health services are a focal point of health care reform and will continue to lead those efforts as Commissioner.

“I am excited about these additions to my team, and to have filled my Cabinet with talented, strong leaders who share my vision to strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect our most vulnerable,” said Governor-elect Scott. “Commissioners Tierney and Bailey bring incredible experience and industry knowledge, which will serve Vermonters well.”

The appointment of Commissioner Tierney rounds out the Governor-elect’s cabinet. In the coming weeks, there will be additional appointments in the extended cabinet. The Governor’s Administration will keep the public well informed.

Source: Scott. 1.5.2017