Lyon named interim head of human services agency

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 29, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.



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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The man in charge of Michigan's community health agency has been tapped to also lead the state Department of Human Services on an interim basis.

Nick Lyon (LY'-uhn) was named the agency's director by Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday. He replaces Maura Corrigan, an ex-state Supreme Court justice who's retiring after four years.

The Human Services Department covers child welfare and public assistance programs.

Snyder says Corrigan was a "fierce advocate" for residents, especially children. He credits her for launching a program to bring social service caseworkers into schools and improving the child welfare system.

Michigan recently asked a judge to end oversight of the system.

Lyon began leading the Community Health Department in September. No timetable has been set for finding a permanent director of the Human Services agency.

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