The Senate voted, today, March 9 to confirm the appointment of Janet Stanek to serve as the Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
“As a skilled and qualified leader in the world of health care, Secretary Stanek is well equipped to handle the changing scope public health has taken since the beginning of the pandemic,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The state is in good hands with the thoughtfulness, collaboration, and sound judgment she brings to the agency."
“I have been impressed with the work of the KDHE team, particularly in leading the state’s response to the pandemic,” Secretary Stanek said, “I look forward to continue to work with the entire team and our stakeholders throughout the State to build on their outstanding work as we move out of the pandemic and into the future.”
Secretary Stanek previously served as the Director of the State Employee Health Benefits Program (SEHBP). Prior to her role at SEHBP, Stanek spent more than 35 years in various healthcare leadership positions in Pennsylvania, western New York and Kansas, including 21 years of her career at Stormont Vail Health Topeka where she last served as chief operating officer and senior vice president.