Laurie Konsella, MPA

acting Regional Health Administrator
HHS/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region VIII

Laurie Konsella, M.P.A., is the (acting) Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, WY, UT). SHe has served in this role since 2015. As RHA, Ms Konsella serves as the senior federal public health official in the region. She fosters coordination and collaboration across federal departments and ensures that HHS priorities are better incorporated at the local, state, and national levels by utilizing regional expertise and networks to catalyze public health action and impact leading health indicators. Ms. Konsella began her federal career as a Presidential Management Intern for the Health Care Financing Administration (now called the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in the areas of Maternal and Child Health and Medicaid Managed Care and transferred to the Office of Public Health and Science as the Regional Women’s Health Coordinator. She became the Deputy Regional Health Administrator in 2008. She received her M.P.A. from the University of North Dakota with an emphasis in Health and Human Services in 1991.


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