Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Former Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
P1: Nurses at the Forefront Transforming Care, 9:00 Sunday 28 May 2017
Mary Wakefield served as Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama.
Prior to this position, she was administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) from 2009 to 2015. She joined HRSA from the University of North Dakota where she was associate dean for rural health at the Schol of Medicine and Health Sciences. In the 1990s, she served as chief of staff to two North Dakota senators, and has also served as director of the Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics at Geoorge Mason University.