Dr. Amy Acton has resigned from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration, where she served as the governor’s chief health adviser.

DeWine announced the resignation, saying Acton will return to the Columbus Foundation where she previously worked. Acton will join the Columbus Foundation’s staff as director of Kind Columbus, effective Sept. 1.

“Her passion for public health helped position Ohio as well as we could be as we faced the early stages of COVID-19,” DeWine said during an Aug. 4 press conference.

Acton served as director of the Ohio Department of Health, until stepping down June 11. The Ohio Department of Health has been led by interim Director Lance Himes since Acton stepped down.

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