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Sandra Powell named RI human services director

January 11, 2011

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Sandra Powell has been selected to lead the Rhode Island Department of Human Services.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'fee) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Powell, who previously served as the director of the Department of Labor and Training and was responsible for workforce development and unemployment insurance programs for the state.

The Department of Human Services oversees food stamps, child support, assisted-living programs, services for veterans and many other initiatives.