Ohio Department of Aging director set to retire on Aug. 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of the Ohio Department of Aging is set to retire on the first of next month.

Bonnie Burman has served as the agency’s director since Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) took office in January 2011.

The governor’s office says the 63-year-old Burman has helped strengthen Ohio’s efforts to serve its elderly residents through preventative programs, senior health care reforms and other policies.

Kasich has tapped Stephanie Loucka as Burman’s replacement. Loucka has recently held senior positions with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, where she’s currently chief of staff. She’s previously served as the Department of Aging’s human resources director and assistant director.

Kasich said he’s confident Loucka can help the agency continue the progress that Burman established.

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