Gov. Maggie Hassan has tapped a county administrator with a long history of working on drug abuse and mental health issues to lead a new initiative.
Hassan named John "Jack" Wozmak of Walpole the senior director for Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health. In the position — funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation — Wozmak will work with state agencies and others to coordinate the state's substance abuse and related behavioral health policies.
Wozmak has been Cheshire County administrator since 1998. He helped establish the state's first alternative sentencing program for people with alcohol and other drug-related problems. In 2003, he helped initiate the county's Mental Health Court Pilot Project.
His salary will be $95,000.