Commissioner, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Katie True was appointed Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs by Governor Corbett on April 11, 2011 and confirmed by the Senate on June 20, 2011.
As commissioner, True oversees the state’s 29 professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. The bureau provides administrative and legal support for the licensing boards – which oversee professionals from medical doctors to accountants and funeral directors – while protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public from fraudulent and unethical practitioners.
True brings her extensive career in public service to the Pennsylvania Department of State after serving 16 years in the state House of Representatives. As a state legislator, True earned a reputation as a strong advocate for children and families across Pennsylvania. She served on numerous House committees, including professional licensure, judiciary, consumer affairs, plus health and human services.
True also served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and was youth director for a statewide drug and alcohol prevention coalition, Pennsylvania AWARE. She began her career in public service when she founded Kids Saving Kids, a nationally recognized drug-education program for elementary students.
She currently resides in Lancaster with her husband Peter.
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