Friday, February 20, 2009

New HRSA Director

President Obama today announced the new Director of the Human Services and Resources Administration (HRSA), Mary Wakefield. This is important (to us, at least) for a couple reasons:
1--She understands rural health, having worked as an advocate and researcher for rural health issues for many years (and prior to this appointment, served as the Director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota)
2--HRSA is our major funder, so we will be working more closely with Mary and her staff in the coming years.

Congrats, Mary!

1 comment:

  1. Mary staffed the Senate Rural Health Caucus for Senator Burdick and did a fabulous job. She knows how to roll her sleeves up and get things done. She is well versed on rural health issues in South Carolina as Senator Hollings was a very active member of the Caucus and we frequently called on the Caucus to advocate for issues important to SC.