Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Secretary Burwell announces Region IX Director of HHS

Dana Halvorson


On November 19, 2014, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the appointment of Melissa Stafford Jones as the Region IX Regional Director. According to the HHS.gov press release on the announcement, as a Regional Director, Stafford Jones will serve as a key representative of the Department of HHS in working with federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal officials on health and social service issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Region IX office is based in San Francisco, and works with officials in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

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