FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2008
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement by Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, On Designation of Thomas Barker as Acting General Counsel
“I am pleased that the President has designated Tom as this Department's Acting General Counsel. Tom has served HHS in a variety of capacities for more than seven years and has an extraordinary understanding of our nation’s health care policies and priorities.
“As General Counsel, Tom will lead the cadre of more than 400 attorneys who provide legal services within HHS. His breadth and depth of experience are a valuable asset to this Department. I appreciate Tom's continued commitment to improving the health of our nation and welcome him to this new role."
Jim Stansel, currently serving as Acting General Counsel, will move into the position of Counselor to the Secretary for Health Policy.
“Jim has played an integral role in the Office of the General Counsel for the last two years. I thank him for his dedicated service and look forward to welcoming him as my new Counselor for Health Policy.”
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Last revised: May 7, 2011