November 13, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Dr. Susan Mosier named interim secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Dr. Robert Moser to pursue opportunities in health education

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback named Dr. Susan Mosier as the Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, replacing Dr. Robert Moser, who will step down at the end of November.

“I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of Bob Moser over the past four years and wish him and his family well as he pursues new opportunities,” said Governor Brownback.  “Susan Mosier has been a tremendous asset at KDHE and I am pleased she will continue to serve Kansas and the Kansas Medicaid program in this new role.” 

Dr. Susan Mosier has been the Director of the Division of Health Care Finance since August 2014 and Medicaid Director at KDHE since March 2012. Prior to taking the role of Medicaid Director, she owned Mosier Eye Care in Manhattan, Kan. She also represented the 67th District in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2011 until March 2012, when she resigned the seat to become Medicaid Director.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, Red McCombs School of Business. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine at University of Kansas and completed her residency at University of Iowa.

Dr. Robert Moser has served as Secretary of KDHE since January 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Medical Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Greeley County Health Services. Dr. Robert Moser received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Kansas. He is leaving to pursue other opportunities in health education at the University of Kansas Hospital and University of Kansas Medical School.