Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that former Ohio health director Dr. Amy Acton will be leaving state employment.
On June 11, DeWine announced that Dr. Acton would be stepping down as director of the Ohio Department of Health saying she told him it was time.
Dr. Acton accepted a position to serve as DeWine's chief health adviser to continue to help the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"While it saddens me that she will be leaving my office, she has assured me that she is just a phone call away and will be available to continuing advising us as we move through this pandemic," DeWine said.
DeWine added that Dr. Acton will be returning to the Columbus Foundation where she worked before leading the Ohio Department of Health.