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Diana Espinosa, MPP

Deputy Administrator
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biography

Diana Espinosa, HRSA Deputy Administrator

Diana Espinosa was named Deputy Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in March 2015.

Working in partnership with states and numerous national and local organizations, HRSA uses its $11.7 billion annual budget to improve health outcomes and address health disparities through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative, high-value programs.

In response to the unprecedented public health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Espinosa has assumed the additional responsibility of leading a HRSA team implementing the Provider Relief Fund. Since April 2020, Ms. Espinosa has led a history-making effort to manage the distribution of $177 billion dollars in relief payments to hospitals and other health care professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus response, as well as paying claims for uninsured patient testing and treatment.

Ms. Espinosa served as Senior Health Advisor to the HRSA Administrator from 2013 to 2015 providing counsel to the Administrator on a wide range of policy, program, and management issues. From 2007 through 2012, Ms. Espinosa served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions where she managed a portfolio of programs focused on the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that provides high-quality care for all Americans. In this position, she oversaw the implementation resource investments and programmatic changes enacted in the Recovery Act of 2009 and the Affordable Care Act to build the Nation’s health workforce.

Prior to joining HRSA, Ms. Espinosa served as Deputy Assistant Director for Management at the U.S. Office and Management and Budget (OMB) where she led government-wide efforts to improve program performance and accountability. During nine years in a variety of roles at OMB, she also served as Chief of OMB’s Health and Human Services Branch where she led the analysis of budget, management, and policy issues relating to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Early in her career, Ms. Espinosa served in the Miami-Dade County government in Florida where she held a number of posts including the Operating Budget Coordinator.

Ms. Espinosa attended the University of Michigan where she received a Master of Public Policy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020