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)

  • Delegated to Perform the Duties of Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education: Diane Jones
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation: Lynn Mahaffie

Federal Student Aid Office (FSA)

  • Chief Operating Officer: Mark A. Brown

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

  • Secretary: Alex M. Azar, II, JD

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Director: Gopal Khanna, MBA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Director: Robert R. Redfield, MD

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Administrator: Seema Verma, MPH

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  • Acting Administrator:Thomas J. Engels

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)

  • Director: James W. Carroll, Jr.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Secretary: Robert Wilkie

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

  • Under Secretary for Benefits: Paul R. Lawrence, PhD

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

  • Executive in Charge: Richard A. Stone, MD

Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)

  • Chief Academic Affiliations Officer: Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA

Updated: 6/6/19

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