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Important IHS Staff Update

March 2, 2016

The RMTLC has recently learned that IHS Deputy Director Mary Smith, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, has agreed to serve as the Principal Deputy of the Indian Health Service and will be delegated the responsibilities of the Director, effective today.  As such, she will report directly to the Secretary and be responsible for the day to day operations of the IHS as well as priority IHS initiatives.  She will also work directly with Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield on the Executive Council on Quality focused on our critical work related to the Great Plains Area and making sustainable improvements for direct service tribes throughout Indian country.  She will be taking over duties previously delegated to Bob McSwain.

Last modified: March 2, 2016