Assistant Commissioner Lee Ho
Lee Ho was appointed assistant commissioner for Health Operations at the Minnesota Department of Health in June 2012.
He is responsible for overseeing all of the department's operational activities, including human resources, financial and facilities management, and information technology governance.
MDH is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans. The department operates programs in disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers.
The department employs approximately 1,400 staff in the Twin Cities area and in seven offices in Greater Minnesota.
Before being appointed assistant commissioner, Ho co-directed the information systems division for the Minnesota Department of Revenue, where he led the strategy, planning, design, development, and delivery of Revenue's information technology (IT) infrastructure that supported applications serving the taxpayers of Minnesota and over 1,500 employees. He also oversaw the information technology assets, staff, and financial budget for IT system operations and support including data center operations and infrastructure, voice and data communication networks, service desk, system and application administration, software management, and workstation support. Ho previously held the position of assistant director for the administrative management division at Revenue.
From 1984 to 1994, Ho reviewed and evaluated the effectiveness of federal programs as an analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.
Ho received his bachelor's degree in business administration from San Diego State University and his master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.