Brownback Shuffles Cabinet- Kari Bruffet Named KDADs Secretary

Hayden Parker

Effective June 9, 2014, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan will be appointed as State Budget Director.  Kari Bruffet, director of health care finance at KDHE will be named the new KDADs secretary.  Bruffett, who joined KDHE in 2011, led implementation and federal negotiations over KanCare.

Sullivan was named Secretary in January 2011. Brownback has said that Sullivan will continue as director of hospitals and be budget director.

Sullivan will replace Jon Hummell.