From State House News:
[Gov.] PATRICK NAMES NEW DTA COMMISSIONER
Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday named Daniel Curley as the state’s new Department of Transitional Assistance commissioner. Curley will take over the department from Julia Kehoe, who is moving into a senior advisor role in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Curley current works as executive director of JRI Health, a regional youth services provider organization. He formerly worked as executive director of Cambridge Cares about AIDS and served as chair of the Cambridge city Public Health Board and as president of HousingWorks Inc. Kehoe has been DTA commissioner since 2007 and administration officials on Thursday credited her with helping to increase nutrition assistance, managing public assistance caseloads that doubled during the recession, and working to expand electronic benefit transfer card access at farmers’ markets.