Adam Merrell is the new administrator at Wyoming Life Resource Center

(Lander, Wyo.) – Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC).

Merrell has worked in skilled nursing for the past 17 years with a focus on regional oversight.

“Adam is clearly familiar with the Wyoming landscape and healthcare system and is passionate about the clients he’s served,” said Chris Newman, senior administrator of the WDH Behavioral Health Division.

Merrell grew up in Cheyenne and said he is excited to work for WLRC and to return to Wyoming with his family. “This is a welcome professional opportunity,” he said.

Merrell replaces Rich Dunkley, who served as interim superintendent since December 2013.

WLRC provides a residential program for adults with developmental disabilities and is one of five state healthcare facilities operated by WDH.



  1. Cyndi Kirkpatrick

    We'll, I hope he's here for the people who live at the WLRC. Or as I've always called it the State School. I hear they're crammed together like when I worked there 20 years ago. I hope someone's listening

  2. Mona Stephenson

    i totally agree that what it was when i first started working at the wyoming state training school us old timer that were pushed out that worked so very hard to have it be number one insitution in the state and now look at it! all that hard work flushed down the toilet? how would you like to go fom having your own room now its back to being being like in a jail cell wth another no privacy no place to put your personal belongings due to lack of space storaged in an old building going to waste now again their lifes have been upside down and digging that hole for another lawsuit. the personnel dept. needs a turn around start new in that department starting at the TOP!

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