Former Watertown State Rep. Rachel Kaprielian continues to rise higher in government, with her latest post as head of the Northeast Regional Office of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.
In her new post, Kaprielian will be based out of Boston and will oversee the HHS in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.
“Rachel’s work in state and local policy will surely be an asset to our Region I office,” said Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell in a release. “We look forward to Rachel joining her fellow Regional Directors as they continue their work delivering impact in communities around the country.”
Most recently, Kaprielian served as the state’s Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development under Gov. Deval Patrick, but was replaced when Charlie Baker took office.
Prior to that she severed as the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.