Governor Hogan Announces New Health Secretary

Former State Senator, County Executive Robert R. Neall to Lead Department of Health, Dennis Schrader to Serve as Chief Operating Officer

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of former Anne Arundel County Executive and State Senator Robert R. Neall as Secretary of the Department of Health. Neall will replace Secretary Dennis Schrader, who will continue to serve the department as Chief Operating Officer.

According to a press release:

“Bobby Neall is an extraordinary public servant, and I am confident that working together as a team, he and Dennis will continue to lead the department in a manner that always puts the needs of Maryland citizens first,” the governor continued.

An experienced public servant for more than 40 years, Neall has served as a senior advisor to the Hogan administration since 2016, focusing on agency efficiency improvements, greater accountability and performance benchmarks, and improved customer services throughout Maryland state government.

Previously, Neall served as the CEO of a Medicaid managed care company and has held various positions in the Johns Hopkins Health System, including director of finance, director of marketing, vice president for development and external affairs, and vice president of governmental relations. Neall served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1975-87), Anne Arundel County Executive (1990-94), and a member of the Maryland State Senate (1996-2003).

Read the full press release for more information.