— Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has tapped Department of
Health Services Deputy Secretary Tom Engels to serve as
interim secretary following the death of Secretary Kitty
to her obituary, Rhoades died Saturday in Madison due to
pneumonia. She was 65.
office announced Monday that Engels would serve as interim
secretary until a replacement is found. He didn't include
a timeline for that process.
office also says Kevin Moore will continue to serve as
Wisconsin's Medicaid Director.
statement, Walker calls Rhoades "an important part of
our administration and a close friend."
visitation will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. A funeral will be
held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in