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Mo. Social Services Director Freeman Resigns After 5 Months

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Alan Freeman is stepping down as Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, after only five months on the job.

Last December, Freeman left his job as President and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers in St. Louis to take over the state's Social Services department.  A press release from Governor Nixon's office states that Freeman is leaving to return to his former position at Grace Hill.  No reason was given for the decision.

Freeman's last day at DSS is May 31st, after which Deputy Director Brian Kinkade will again serve as Acting Director as he did before Freeman took the job.  His announced departure comes a week after IanMcCaslinleft as Missouri’s Medicaid director.

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Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.