(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Governor-elect Sam Brownback selects Rob Siedlecki, Jr. as the next Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) and Robert Moser, Jr., M.D. as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
"As we said during the campaign, preserving the family is essential to preserving our freedom. For this reason, our administration will work for a strengthening of healthy marriages, a decrease in the percentage of children in poverty, and protection from threats to our state's families' well-being and survival," Brownback said.
Brownback said his administration will work to:
- Remove disincentives to marriage;
- Support and defend the dignity of human life;
- Increase adoptions;
- Protect health insurance options;
- Provide regular online statistics on the health of the family structure.
Siedlecki has more than 15 years of public and private sector experience at the local, state and federal levels. He worked for four years in the federal government's Administration for Children and Families which oversees more than 60 programs, including Head Start, the Healthy Marriage Initiative, runaway and homeless youth programs, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. He currently is the chief of staff for the Florida Department of Health which has 17,000 employees and an annual budget of nearly three-billion dollars.
Dr. Moser spent nine years in private practice before joining the Greeley County Health Services where he served as Medical Chief of Staff and Medical Director. He has served on numerous committees including the Kansas Primary Care Collaborative Coordinating Committee, the Kansas Legislative Physician Workforce and Accreditation Task Force and the Kansas Rural Commission. The 2006 Kansas Family Physician of the Year, Dr. Moser is currently the Director of Rural Health and Outreach at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.