Top 25 Women Leaders
Nancy-Ann DeParle, 52
Director, White House Office of Health Reform
As director of the newly created White House Office of Health Reform, DeParle is spearheading President Barack Obama's agenda to improve the nation's healthcare system. DeParle, 52, was most recently managing director of CCMP Capital, New York, and a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. From 1997 to 2000 she was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, the predecessor agency to the CMS.