Biographies

Tracy Dolan
Interim Commissioner
of Health

Interim Commissioner Tracy DolanTracy Dolan was appointed Interim Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health by Governor Peter Shumlin in August 2014.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Dolan served as deputy commissioner for public health since January 2011. In that role, Ms. Dolan provided overall leadership for the myriad of public health programs within the department, and managed coordination of services with the Agency of Human Services and the other departments and agencies throughout the state.

Ms. Dolan also served as the department's director for Public Health Planning and Performance Improvement.

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Barbara Cimaglio
Deputy Commissioner for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs

Barbara Cimaglio joined the Department of Health in 2004 and leads the department’s oversight and development work in substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Ms. Cimaglio has extensive experience in community-based substance abuse services, including work in prevention and adolescent treatment. She has been in state government for over 20 years. Prior to coming to Vermont, she served as the director of the former Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Program and the Oregon Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.

At the national level, Ms. Cimaglio serves on the board of directors of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and is a past-president of this board. She has served on a number of national committees focused on improving substance abuse treatment and prevention services.

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David Englander
Senior Policy and Legal Advisor

David Englander was appointed as the Senior Policy and Legal Advisor in February 2013.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Englander served as General Counsel to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, providing legal advice on a host of policy, legislative, and regulatory matters. He also worked as the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' Environmental Litigator, representing the agency before the Natural Resources and Water Resources Boards, the Environmental Court, and the Public Service Board. Before attending law school, Mr. Englander was a public high school teacher.

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