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Captain Felicia Collins was appointed as Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health on November 19, 2018. CAPT Collins most recently served at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), where she held the position of Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). In this role, she co-led programmatic monitoring and oversight of over 700 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) receiving $2 billion in grants to provide healthcare services to over 14 million vulnerable and underserved patients annually in 30 U.S. states and two territories. Prior to this role, CAPT Collins served at the Food and Drug Administration, completed another tour at HRSA (which included being the BPHC lead for health disparities), was a legislative aide for the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CAPT Collins has received numerous awards and commendations from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the Secretary of HHS, and the Secretary of the Navy.
Captain Collins received her undergraduate degree from Yale, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and then completed a residency in primary care pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Additionally, she received her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) named Jay Bhatt, D.O., chief medical officer and president of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the AHA. Bhatt will join the AHA in September 2016.
Laura Gerald was recently named as the new President of the Kate N. Reynolds Charitable Trust, a statewide foundation committed to improving the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged North Carolinians.