The Executive Secretariat

The Executive Secretariat Contact Information

Room 603-H
200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-5627
Fax: 202-205-2135

Executive Secretary to the Department
Karuna Seshasai
Email: Karuna.Seshasai@hhs.gov

Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department
Wilma M. Robinson, PhD, MPH
Email: Wilma.Robinson@hhs.gov

The Executive Secretariat (Exec Sec) manages the Department’s development and review of regulations, correspondence, Reports to Congress, and other policy documents, facilitating discussions to reconcile policy disagreements. Exec Sec mediates issues among Operating and Staff divisions, communicates Secretarial decisions, and ensures the implementation of those decisions. Exec Sec also works with other federal agencies to coordinate analysis of, and input on, public health, healthcare and human service policy decisions impacting HHS activities. Exec Sec directly supports the Secretary and Deputy Secretary and works with all divisions of the Department and other federal agencies.

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Content last reviewed on May 25, 2021