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February 05, 2019

Governor Phil Scott Appoints Judy Henkin Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

Henkin Replaces Deputy Commissioner Mike Touchette Who Was Appointed Commissioner in December

Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Judy Henkin as the next Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Corrections. Henkin, who will assume the role on February 19, takes over the position left vacant after then-Deputy Commissioner Mike Touchette was appointed commissioner of the Department of Corrections (

Judy Henkin has a breadth of public service experience with a focus on health care and criminal justice reform. For the last three years, Henkin has served as general counsel for the Green Mountain Care Board, Vermont's quasi-judicial regulatory board that is responsible for ensuring Vermont's health care system provides quality, affordable care to all Vermonters.

"Judy brings tremendous experience through a career of service to Vermont, and she will be a great asset to the Agency of Human Services," said Governor Phil Scott. "I am very pleased to have her join our team."

"Judy's experience in health care policy and work as an attorney at the Prisoners' Rights Office brings a unique perspective to the role of Deputy Commissioner of Corrections," said Secretary of Human Services Al Gobeille. "I am thrilled she has agreed to join our team to help lead our Department of Corrections alongside Commissioner Touchette."

Henkin has a law degree from Vermont Law School, along with a B.A. in sociology and human services from Plattsburgh State University College. Prior to serving as the general counsel for the Green Mountain Care Board she worked for nearly four years as the health policy director at the Green Mountain Care Board and has previously served at the Vermont Department of Taxes and the Vermont Office of the Defender General.

Media Contact: Rebecca Kelley, Office of the Governor,, 802-828-6403

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: February 05, 2019 14:48:11
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