February 23, 2009
President Obama Selects New HRSA Administrator
Mary Wakefield, Director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, has been selected by President Obama to head the Health Resources and Services Administration. HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. The agency will administer $2.5 billion allocated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for health care infrastructure and to train health care professionals.