After announcing the U.S. Senate's unanimous confirmation of Pamela Hyde as administrator of HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the agency will benefit from Hyde's health policy expertise and more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors.
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Since 2003, Hyde, 59, has served as secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of management positions in the public sector, including director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Department of Human Services and the Seattle Department of Housing and Human Services. She has also served as a member of—or consultant to—a number of national organizations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the American College of Mental Health Administration, and the president's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.
Hyde is a graduate of Missouri State University and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan.
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