Federal Administration Nominations and Appointments

AACOM monitors and advocates on federal issues that address or may impact osteopathic medical education. Below are current administrative positions from relevant federal departments.


U.S. Department of Education (USED)

  • Secretary:  Betsy DeVos

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education: Frank Brogan
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation: Lynn Mahaffie
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs: Adam Kissel

Federal Student Aid Office (FSA)

  • Acting Chief Operating Officer: James Manning

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Secretary: Alex M. Azar, II, JD

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Director: Richard Gopal Khanna, MBA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Acting Director: Ann Schuchat, MD, (RADM, USPHS)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Administrator: Seema Verma, MPH

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • Administrator: George Sigounas, MS, PhD

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Director:  Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)

  • Surgeon General:  Jerome Adams, MD, MPH

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  •  Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use: Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

  • Acting Director: James W. Carroll, Jr.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Secretary:  David J. Shulkin, MD

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

  • Executive in Charge: Thomas J. Murphy

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

  • Executive in Charge: Carolyn Clancy, MD

Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)

  • Acting Chief Academic Affiliations Officer: Kathleen Klink, MD, FAAFP

Updated: 2/26/18

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