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Bureau of Health Workforce Key Staff

Associate Administrator
Luis Padilla, M.D.

Deputy Associate Administrator
Sheila Pradia-Williams

Senior Advisor

Executive Officer
Deborah Mellman

Division of Policy and Shortage Designation
Cassie Boles

Division of Business Operations
Michael Arsenault

Division of External Affairs
Angela Hirsch

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
Michelle Washko

Division of Medicine and Dentistry

Division of Nursing and Public Health
Leah Fitzgerald

Division of Practitioner Data Bank
Dave Loewenstein

Division of Participant Support and Compliance
CDR Antoine Smith

Division of Health Careers and Financial Support
Malissa Lewis

Division of National Health Service Corps
Israil Ali

Division of Regional Operations
Jeff Jordan

Contact phone: 301-443-6752

Did you know?

  • The U.S. faces shortages of primary care physicians, dentists, nurses, public health and other health professionals.
  • The Nation's health care workforce does not currently reflect the diversity of the population that it serves.
  • The aging of the population is a significant trend that requires retooling the health workforce to deal with geriatric issues.
  • More than 10,900 National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing health care to more than 11.4 million people across the nation and nearly 1,300 NHSC scholars are preparing to practice in underserved areas.
  • Approximately 1,800 Nurse Corps nurses are providing care where they are needed most and an additional 400 Nurse Corps scholarship recipients will begin their service once they complete their training.

BHW at a glance

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