Wes Lane will replace Brad Yarbrough, who resigned last month.
Governor Mary Fallin on Wednesday appointed Wes Lane as the new chairman of the DHS Commission. He will replace Brad Yarbrough, who resigned as chairman in June but remains a member of the DHS Commission. Lane was appointed to the DHS Commission in September and since then has served as chairman of a special subcommittee to review cases of child abuse and neglect. "Since his appointment to the DHS Commission, Wes Lane has proven himself as a dedicated advocate for Oklahoma's children and our most vulnerable citizens," Fallin said. "In his new role as chairman of the DHS Commission, I expect Wes to continue to work toward implementing reforms at DHS-including the Pinnacle Plan to improve the child protection system-that will help improve the agency and the services it provides."