Alexander-Scott resigns as head of R.I. Department of Health

Updated at 11:57 a.m.

DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT was first appointed director of the R.I. Department of Health in 2015 by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. She has now handed in her resignation to Gov. Daniel J. McKee. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT was first appointed director of the R.I. Department of Health in 2015 by then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. She has now handed in her resignation to Gov. Daniel J. McKee. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – After leading the state’s public health response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is resigning as director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, stepping down from the position in two weeks, the governor’s office said on Thursday. Gov. Daniel J. McKee's office said Alexander-Scott will serve as a consultant to the…

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