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

Position Official
WHITE HOUSE/EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs/National Security Advisor, National Security Council (NSC) Susan Rice
Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, NSC Caroline Atkinson
Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director for Development and Democracy, International Economics, NSC Gayle Smith
Director for Global Health, Food Security and Development, International Economics, NSC Vacant
Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs, Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, NSC Stephen Pomper
Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Brian Deese
Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs, National Security Programs, OMB Steve Kosiak
U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman
Director, Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) Douglas Brooks
Associate Director, National Security and International Affairs Division, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Patricia Falcone
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Secretary of State John Kerry
Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Mission to the United Nations Samantha Power
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall
Special Representative, Office of Global Health Diplomacy Elizabeth Jordan
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) Deborah Birx
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Office of Global Women’s Issues, Office of the Secretary Catherine Russell
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard
Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judy Garber
Director, Office of International Health and Biodefense Laura Faux-Gable
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)*
Administrator Rajiv Shah
Deputy Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt (Designate)
Senior Gender Coordinator, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Office of the Deputy Administrator Susan Markham
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health (GH) Ariel Pablos-Mendez
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Wade Warren
Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Robert Clay
Deputy Assistant Administrator, GH Katie Taylor
Director, Office of Country Support, GH Elise Ayers
Director, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, GH Elizabeth Fox
U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, GH Timothy Ziemer
Director, Office of Health Systems, GH Karen Cavanaugh
Director, Office of HIV/AIDS, GH David Stanton
Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Planning, GH Michael Zeilinger
Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, GH Ellen Starbird
Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, GH Wendy Taylor
U.S. Government Special Advisor and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity, GH Neil Boothby
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning Alex Thier
Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security Tjada D’Oyen McKenna
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Eric Postel
Director, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, E3 Vikki Stein
MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION (MCC)*
Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde
Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation Sheila Herrling
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)
Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Office of Global Affairs (OGA) Jimmy Kolker
Health attachés posted to U.S. missions in several countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) Various
Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie
Surgeon General Boris Lushniak
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 (CGH) Thomas Kenyon
Principal Deputy Director, CGH Jenny Parker
Deputy Director for Policy and Communications, CGH Donald Shriber
Director, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, CGH John Blandford
Director, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, CGH Laurence Slutsker
Director, Division of Global Health Protection, CGH Jordan Tappero
Director, Global Immunization Division, CGH Rebecca Martin
Director, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) 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 Howard Sklamberg
Associate Commissioner for International Programs Mary Lou Valdez
HHS/HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Administrator Mary Wakefield
Associate Administrator, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Laura Cheever
Director, Office of Global Health Affairs, Bureau of Health Workforce Kerry Paige Nesseler
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Secretary Chuck Hagel
Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth
Under-Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson
Director, International Health Division Jules Delaune
Commanding Officer, Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) Jacqueline Rychnovsky
Director, DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Richard Shaffer
Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Steven Braverman
Director, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) Kevin Russell
Director, Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS), AFHSC James Cummings
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Secretary Tom Vilsack
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service Phil Karsting
PEACE CORPS*
Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)*
Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Office of Health Affairs; Chief Medical Officer Kathryn Brinsfield
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Office of Policy; Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DoL)
Deputy Under Secretary, Bureau for International Labor Affairs Carol Pier
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Chief, International Program Center for Technical Assistance, Population Division, Census Bureau Glenn Ferri
NOTES: * indicates an independent or quasi-independent agency. Acting officials in italics. Officials awaiting Senate confirmation are noted as “Designate.” As of July 9, 2014.