Departmental leaders are among the most qualified public servants in the Federal Government and are dedicated to ensuring the guidance and management necessary to support the health and well-being of the nation. Below is our list of leadership positions with links to their biographies in three sections:
Office of the Secretary Leaders
E.J. Holland, Jr.
Assistant Secretary for Administration
Assistant Secretary of Global Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Legislation
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Chief of Staff (COS )
Senior Counselor to the Secretary
The Honorable Constance B. Tobias
Departmental Appeals Board Chair
Partnership Center Director
Daniel R. Levinson
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Chief Administrative Law Judge
Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H.
Acting Surgeon General
HHS Deputy Secretary
Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources
Wanda K. Jones, Dr.P.H.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Richard G. Frank
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
Counselor to the Secretary for Health Policy
C'Reda J. Weeden
Office for Civil Rights Director
William B. Schultz
Paul T. Dioguardi
Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs Director
Karen B. DeSalvo
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Operating Division Leaders
Administration for Children and Families Acting Assistant Secretary
Other ACF Leaders
Richard Kronick, Ph.D
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Director
Marilyn B. Tavenner
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator
Other CMS Leaders
Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.
Administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration
Other HRSA Leaders
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health Director
Other NIH Leaders
Administration for Community Living Administrator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner
Other FDA Leaders
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux
Indian Health Services Director
Other IHS Leaders
Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Administrator
Other SAMHSA Leadership
HHS Regional Leaders
Region I Director
Region III Director
Region V Director
Region VII Director
Acting Region IX Director
Content last reviewed on August 21, 2014