Delaware Substance Abuse Director Resigns, Replacement Named - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delaware Substance Abuse Director Resigns, Replacement Named

Posted: Updated:
Mike Barbieri Mike Barbieri

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)- The director of the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has resigned.

Sixty-seven-year-old Mike Barbieri quietly left his post July 6. Department of Health and Social Services medical director Clarence "Clay" Watson has been named Barbieri's interim replacement.

Department spokeswoman Jill Fredel says Barbieri "said he was retiring."

Barbieri says he resigned because he was told that new Secretary Kara Odom Walker "wanted to go in a different direction." He says a sexual assault case involving a counselor at Crossroads of Delaware, a now-closed addiction treatment facility he once owned, wasn't mentioned.

Watson earns nearly $215,000 per year - about $68,000 more than what Barbieri earned in his final year.

The department is searching for a permanent replacement.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • State Police Looking For Suspect in Deadly Laurel Shooting

    State Police Looking For Suspect in Deadly Laurel Shooting

    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspects wanted in connection to a deadly shooting.

    More

    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspects wanted in connection to a deadly shooting.

    More
  • Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    Thousands of Crabs Dumped on Deal Island

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More

    A Somerset County man is charged with dumping thousands of dead crabs along the shoreline in Deal Island. 

    DNR says 22-year old Ryan Bailey of Princess Anne is charged with dumping, between 20 and 30 bushels of dead crabs at the Deal Island Wildlife Management area boat ramp.

    More
  • Boil Water Advisory After Sussex County Company Tests Positive for E. Coli

    Boil Water Advisory After Sussex County Company Tests Positive for E. Coli

    The Delaware Division of Public Health is issuing a boil water advisory for some towns in Sussex County. Customers of the Broadkiln Beach Water Company should boil their water after samples from the company's system tested positive for E. Coli. Customers with PrimeHook Water Company are also advised to boil water, as the company has a connection to Braodkiln

    More

    The Delaware Division of Public Health is issuing a boil water advisory for some towns in Sussex County. Customers of the Broadkiln Beach Water Company should boil their water after samples from the company's system tested positive for E. Coli. Customers with PrimeHook Water Company are also advised to boil water, as the company has a connection to Braodkiln

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices