Teresa Garate says she's looking forward to working for the
promotion of safe and healthy communities.
Dr. Damon Arnold, the state’s public health director, says
Garate's background and experience will help protect residents
throughout the state.
Garate served as chief of staff for the Office of Specialized
Services for Chicago Public Schools under Arne Duncan.
She also helped lead an initiative to create a collaboration
between the school district and the Chicago Department of Public
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate.
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