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Carole Johnson, Administrator, HRSACarole Johnson
Administrator
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carole Johnson is the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on health equity, supporting health care services for historically underserved communities, and working to build a robust and diverse health care workforce. Johnson joined HRSA from the White House COVID-19 Response Team where she led mitigation and surge response efforts. She previously served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, leading the state’s largest agency and providing health care and social services to one-in-five New Jerseyans. During her tenure, she expanded Medicaid coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services, created new Medicaid benefits to improve maternal health outcomes, substantially increased child care rates for the first time in a decade, and expanded food assistance benefits. She also served for more than five years in the Obama White House, working on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, combatting the opioid epidemic, responding to public health challenges like Ebola and Zika, and advancing public health priorities. Johnson spent several years on Capitol Hill as health staff. She previously was a program officer with the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Dr. Emeka Egwim, Director, Office of Pharmacy AffairsDr. Emeka Egwim
Director
Office of Pharmacy Affairs
Office of Special Health Initiatives
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Emeka Egwim is the Director of the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) within the Office of Special Health Initiatives (OSHI) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Dr. Egwim began his career in public service in 2011 as a pharmacy student with the Office of Pharmacy Affairs.  Upon his graduation, he continued his Federal service by joining the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  For six years in this capacity, Dr. Egwim provided policy and clinical expertise in the MDRP, which generates over $35 billion annually in cost savings for more than 80 million Medicaid beneficiaries.  Prior to joining OPA as the Director in February 2022, Dr. Egwim served as a Senior Policy Analyst in HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, where he focused on developing and implementing policies and initiatives in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.  

Dr. Egwim received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Howard University, School of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C.

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