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Second top boss leaves California public health department
The Sacramento Bee

Another top leader at the California Department of Public Health is stepping down, a move that comes only 10 weeks after the director announced his departure.

Kathleen Billingsley, the department’s chief deputy director of policy and programs, will leave her post at the end of this month, CDPH spokesman Corey Egel confirmed Wednesday.

The department’s director, Ron Chapman, left at the end of January; the Brown administration has not named a successor. The massive department oversees the care of some of California’s most vulnerable citizens, including nursing home residents, while also focusing on family health, food safety and disease prevention.