Director of Md. Health Insurance Board Resigns

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    Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration Joshua Sharfstein (L) speaks as Interim Deputy Director of Science and Public Health Program Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks on during a hearing before the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce April 30, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to focus on the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 virus or swine flu.

    The executive director of the Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has resigned.

    Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, board chairman and secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, announced Rebecca Pearce's resignation late Friday.

    The exchange is responsible for the website through which Maryland residents can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

    The website got off to a rocky start in October, and last month, state officials said the site continued to have glitches.

    Pearce was appointed to the job in 2011.

    Carolyn Quattrocki, who leads the Governor's Office of Health Care Reform, was named interim executive director.