Captain (CAPT) Shary Jones, Pharm D., MPH, BCPS, is a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer who serves as the Acting Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII.
Prior to joining Region VII in June 2014, as the Deputy Regional Health Administrator, CAPT Jones served as a public health advisor in the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) by providing oversight and guidance for the Interagency Adult Immunization Task Force. She was responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Health on the interagency coordination of adult immunization activities, including a wide range of policy and program coordination activities related to vaccines and immunization.
CAPT Jones also served as a consultant pharmacist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Center for Program Integrity. At CMS, CDR Jones was responsible for developing algorithms, standard operating procedures and spearheading issues requiring technical knowledge of the field of pharmacy, as they pertained to Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse.
CAPT Jones’ experience is extensive ranging from public health to HIV/AIDS and health policy. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and certified immunizing pharmacist.
CAPT Jones completed an ASHP accredited specialty residency in geriatrics at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC and is a graduate of the Howard University College of Pharmacy and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.