Missouri’s governor says he’s getting “closer every day” to selecting a new state health director. Robert Knodell (pronounced like NO-dell) has been serving as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS) acting director since April, when former director Dr. Randall Williams resigned. Governor Parson tells Capitol reporters the interview process is underway:
The governor emphasizes that he’s looking for a candidate with BOTH a medical and an administration background. Parson also praises the job that Knodell is doing, as acting director.