December 16, 2019
Russell Toal, MPH, health policy and management alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and former member of the School’s Public Health Foundation board, was unanimously voted by a state board to head New Mexico’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. His start date will be January 1, 2020.
In the role, Toal will help regulate insurance across the state.
Currently, he serves as deputy secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department. He previously served as commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Community Health and oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid program.
“I think there are very good things to be done in this office,” said Toal, adding that one of his goals is to make the agency more forward-facing by meeting with advocacy groups across the state.
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