Michele Kent served as commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services from 1998 until 2001 under Governor Christine Todd Whitman. She also served as deputy chief of staff to Governor Whitman and as director of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Governor Corzine later appointed her to be executive director of the Commission on Rationalizing Health Care Resources. Kent has also worked as director of operations for the NJ Senate Majority Office, and was president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans and deputy executive director of the Delaware Valley United Way. At the time this interview was recorded, she served as President and CEO of Leading Age New Jersey, the state-wide association providing advocacy and education to over 140 non-profit facilities and programs serving seniors in New Jersey.
Interview on May 7, 2015 – Transcript available here (pdf)