HHS Leadership

Departmental leaders are among the most qualified public servants in the Federal Government. They are dedicated to ensuring the guidance and management necessary to support the health and well-being of the nation. Learn more about the Department’s leadership:
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Operating Divisions

Office of the Secretary Leaders

Secretary Alex M. Azar II

Alex M. Azar IISecretary

Eric D. Hargan

Eric D. HarganDeputy Secretary

Brian Harrison

Brian HarrisonChief of Staff

Judy Stecker

Judy SteckerDeputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Strategy

Paul Mango

Paul MangoDeputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Scott Rowell

Scott RowellAssistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)

Jennifer Moughalian

Jennifer MoughalianActing Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)

ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.

ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.

VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.Surgeon General

Sarah Arbes

Sarah ArbesActing Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)

Brenda Destro

Brenda DestroDeputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Robert Kadlec, M.D.

Robert Kadlec, M.D.Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Ryan Murphy

Ryan MurphyActing Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)

Roger Severino

Roger SeverinoDirector, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Constance B. Tobias

The Honorable Constance B. TobiasChair, Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)

Robert P. Charrow

Robert P. CharrowGeneral Counsel (OGC)

Garrett Grigsby

Garrett GrigsbyDirector, Office of Global Affairs (OGA)

Christi A. Grimm

Christi A. GrimmPrincipal Deputy Inspector General

Nancy GriswoldChief Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)

Don Rucker

Don Rucker, M.D.National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Jose Arrieta

Jose ArrietaChief Information Officer (CIO)

Laura Trueman

Laura TruemanDirector of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA)

Operating Division Leaders

Lynn Johnson

Lynn JohnsonAssistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Lance RobertsonAssistant Secretary for Aging

Gopal Khanna

Gopal KhannaDirector, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Photo of Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert R. Redfield, M.D.Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Seema Verma

Seema VermaAdministrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CM

Dr. Stephen M. Hahn

Stephen M. Hahn, M.D.Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Thomas J. Engels

Thomas J. EngelsAdministrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee

RADM Michael D. WeahkeePrincipal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service (IHS)

Francs S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use