Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday that Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, will resign effective Dec. 31. Bruffett has been a member of the Brownback administration since he took office in 2011.
Before being named KDADS secretary in May 2014, Bruffett was director of the Health Care Finance division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
As KDADS secretary, Bruffett oversaw a $1.6 billion agency responsible for the state’s Older American’s Act programs, behavioral health programs, and home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities.
Bruffett will join the Kansas Health Institute as director of policy on Jan. 6, 2016. The Kansas Health Institute is the parent organization of the editorially independent KHI News Service.