New Hampshire Public Health Director Stepping Down

Mar 27, 2015


Jose Montero
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

New Hampshire's director of public health says he is resigning to allow for "new leadership" of the division.

Dr. Jose Montero announced in a statement Thursday that he will leave the post he's held for the past seven years on May 1. He has been with the state's Division of Health Services for 15 years.

He said in his written statement that it's time for new leadership to help the division achieve the goal of becoming an accredited agency.

Montero says he's proud that the agency has overcome numerous challenges and earned a high level of trust and confidence in its professionalism and achievements.