Key Staff

Bureau of Health Workforce

Associate Administrator
Luis Padilla
301-443-5794

Acting Deputy Associate Administrator
Alex Huttinger
301-443-5794

Senior Advisor
CAPT Sheila Norris
301-443-3709

Executive Officer
Kim Derwinski
301-443-8190

Division of Policy and Shortage Designation
Acting Director
Sara Williams
301-443-4895

Division of Business Operations
Director
Michael Arsenault
301-443-1587

Division of External Affairs
Director
Richard Olague
301-443-3270

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
Director
George Zangaro
301-443-9256

Division of Medicine and Dentistry
Director
Candice Chen
301-443-2433

Division of Nursing and Public Health
Acting Director
CDR Joel Nelson
301-443-1085

Division of Practitioner Data Bank
Director
Ernia Hughes
301-443-1891

Division of Participant Support and Compliance
Director
Laurie McWright
301-945-9199

Division of Health Careers and Financial Support
Director
Jacqueline Rodrigue
301-443-2339

Division of National Health Service Corps
Acting Director
CAPT Shari Campbell
301-594-4251

Division of Regional Operations
Director
Beth Dillon
303-844-7878

Last Reviewed: January 2017



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.
  • 9,600 National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing health care to more than 10 million people across the nation and nearly 1,250 NHSC scholarship recipients are preparing to practice in underserved areas.
  • More than 2,200 NURSE Corps nurses are providing care where they are needed most and an additional 717 NURSE Corps scholarship recipients will begin their service once they complete their training.