Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Maureen Dwyer, says the Ministry is actively working to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA.

The position became vacant following the controversial departure of former CEO, Rosalee Gage-Grey in February.

The Public Services Commission had recommended to the Governor General that she be fired, following a damning report from the Office of the Children’s Advocate, OCA.

The report criticised her handling of the controversial relationship between the CPFSA and American Carl Robanske, founder of the charity, Embracing Orphans.

Mrs. Gage Grey was sent home with a severance package, worth approximately $12 million.

Ms. Dwyer says an interim CEO is in place. But she declined to name the individual.

Maureen Dwyer, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.