MARY WAKE­FIELD

Modern Healthcare - - 2013 TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE -

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama named Mary Wake­field ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Health Re­sources and Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion in Fe­bru­ary 2009. At HRSA, which has a bud­get of $8.4 bil­lion for 2013, Wake­field leads ef­forts to work with providers and com­mu­nity pro­grams to im­prove ac­cess to health­care ser­vices for the needy, unin­sured and iso­lated. That in­cludes train­ing pro­grams for health­care pro­fes­sion­als serv­ing in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. Wake­field, who be­gan her ca­reer as a nurse, served as chief of staff to two North Dakota se­na­tors and as di­rec­tor of the Cen­ter for Health Pol­icy Re­search and Ethics at Ge­orge Ma­son Univer­sity. She also was on the fac­ulty of the Univer­sity of North Dakota as as­so­ciate dean for ru­ral health in its School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

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