HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the appointment of new Regional Directors of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

“HHS welcomes Cristal, Marjorie, Judy and Susan and we look forward to working with them to achieve HHS’ mission to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Their individual experience and knowledge of our department’s most important issues, as well as local understanding of the people and institutions in their respective Regions make them a welcome addition to HHS.”

    • Cristal Thomas, Regional Director Region V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
    • Marjorie McColl Petty, Regional Director Region VI, (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
    • Judy Baker, Regional Director Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE)
    • Susan M.R. Johnson, Regional Director Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)

As HHS regional directors, they will serve as key representatives of Secretary Sebelius in working with federal, state, local and tribal officials on a wide range of health and social service issues.

Source: HHS