Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN
, was named administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
by President Barack Obama on February 20, 2009. HRSA works to fill in the health care gaps for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. The agency uses its $9.6 billion annual budget (FY 2011) to expand access to quality health care in partnership with health care providers and health professions training programs.