Parks out as WLRC Superintendent, Thompson in; Revolving door continues

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing a leadership change at the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander effective today. The change is at least the third this decade. Chris Newman, WDH Behavioral Health Division senior administrator, said Allen Parks is no longer the WLRC superintendent. Parks began serving as WLRC superintendent last year. Julie Thompson, currently director of nursing at WLRC, is now also the interim superintendent. Thompson has a significant history of working at WLRC as well as related experience in other locations. Bill Sexton, in his role as WDH Behavioral Health Division facilities administrator, also continues to oversee both WLRC and the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. “I hold high regard for Julie’s leadership and management effectiveness and look forward to working with her,” Sexton said. WLRC is a 142-bed licensed and certified intermediate care facility for adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and is one of five state healthcare facilities operated by WDH. WLRC is part of the WDH Behavioral Health Division, which also includes Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, as well as Developmental Disabilities Community Programs. *Feature Photo: Wyoming Life Resource Center Administration Building. (Pitchengine Communities file photo) * *#county10 #news *