President Biden named HHS career civil servant Norris Cochran to be the acting head of HHS pending a Senate vote on Xavier Becerra's nomination for the post. | Source: C-SPAN

Biden Appoints Acting Leaders at HRSA, CMS, and HHS

President Biden has accepted the resignation of U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Tom Engels, whom former President Trump appointed to the post in November 2019. Diana Espinosa, a career civil servant who has served as HRSA’s deputy administrator since 2015, yesterday was named acting administrator. Last year, Espinosa was given the job of managing the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) $177 billion COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund.

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