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Key U.S. Government Agency Positions and Officials in Global Health Policy & Related Areas

Departments/Agencies Key Positions Official
White House/Executive Office of the President Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs/ National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Designate
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs and Development, International Economics  Caroline Atkinson, Designate
Director, Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs, National Security Programs, OMB Steve Kosiak
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy, International Economics, National Security Council Gayle Smith
Director for Global Health, Food Security, and Development, National Security Council Harley Feldbaum
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs, Multilateral and Human Rights, National Security Council Stephen Pomper, Designate
Director, Office of National AIDS Policy Grant Colfax
Associate Director, National Security and International Affairs Division, Office of Science and Technology Policy Patricia Falcone
Department of State (State) Secretary of State John Kerry
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Vacant
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Vacant
Director, Office of Global Health Diplomacy Eric Goosby
Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Office of Global Women’s Issues, Office of the Secretary Cathy Russell, Designate
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones
Director, Office of International Health and Biodefense Laura Faux
*U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah
Deputy Administrator Vacant
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning Alex Thier
Senior Gender Coordinator, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Office of the Deputy Administrator Caren Grown, Acting
Senior Gender Advisor, Policy, Planning and Learning Caren Grown
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health Wade Warren
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health Robert Clay
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health Katie Taylor
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security Paul Weisenfeld
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment Eric Postel
Director, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health David Stanton
Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health Ellen Starbird
Director, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health Elizabeth Fox
Director, Office of Health Systems, Bureau for Global Health Karen Cavanaugh
Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, Bureau for Global Health Wendy Taylor
Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity, Bureau for Global Health Neil Boothby
Director, Office of Country Support, Bureau for Global Health Janis Timberlake
Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Planning, Bureau for Global Health Michael Zeilinger
Director, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment Kay Freeman
U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health Timothy Ziemer
*Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer
Daniel W. Yohannes
Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation
Sheila Herrling
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Office of Global Affairs Nils Daulaire
Health attachés Posted to U.S. missions in several countries and the WHO
Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie
Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, Acting
HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden
Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases; Director, Office of Infectious Diseases Rima Khabbaz
Director, Center for Global Health Thomas Kenyon
Principal Deputy Director, Center for Global Health Patricia Simone
Deputy Director, Policy and Communication, Center for Global Health Donald Shriber
Director, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health Deborah Birx
Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health Laurence Slutsker
Director, Division of Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response, Center for Global Health Scott Dowell
Director, Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health Peter Bloland
Director, Global Immunization Division Rebecca Martin
Director, Influenza Division Nancy Cox
HHS/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Anthony Fauci
Director, Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Jack Whitescarver
Director, Fogarty International Center (FIC) Roger Glass
HHS/Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy Deborah Autor
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary Wakefield
Director, Office of Global Health Affairs Kerry Nesseler
Associate Administrator, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Laura Cheever
Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel
Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy James Miller
Under-Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright, Acting
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson
Director, International Health Division Warner Anderson
Commanding Officer, Naval Health Research Center Jacqueline Rychnovsky
Director, DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Richard Shaffer
Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Steven Braverman
Director, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center Kevin Russell
Director, Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS) James Cummings
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service Phil Karsting
*Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Designate
*Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs Michelle DePass
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Alexander Garza
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin
Department of Labor (DoL) Deputy Under Secretary, Bureau for International Labor Affairs Carol Pier, Acting
Department of Commerce (Commerce) Chief, International Programs Center, Population Division, Census Bureau Glenn Ferri

*Independent or quasi-independent agency.

Note: Table reflects available information to date.  Acting officials in italics.