Deputy Administrator for Operations
Mirtha Beadle, MPA, is the Deputy Administrator for Operations, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity, Ms. Beadle provides leadership and coordination for the Office of Financial Resources; the Office of Management, Technology and Operations; and the Office of Communications. These offices provide leadership and manage SAMHSA's budget, grants, contracts, performance analysis, administrative management services, human resources for civilian and Commissioned Corps personnel, information technology, communications and related responsibilities.
Prior to coming to SAMHSA, Ms. Beadle served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Minority Health (OMH), within the Office of the Secretary, HHS. In this capacity she was the principal advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in planning, developing, and implementing policies, programs, and activities to achieve the Secretary’s goals for improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities, eliminating health disparities, and improving coordination of HHS’ efforts related to minority health. She was also responsible for strategic planning, evaluation efforts, Congressional and White House Initiative reports, and overseeing the OMH budget, operations, and programs. Ms. Beadle led the development of the National Partnership for Action (NPA), a community-inspired effort that led to the development of the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity.
Ms. Beadle also served as a Senior Policy Specialist in the Office of the Executive Secretariat, Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. Ms. Beadle ensured that policy determinations and communications related to the work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Indian Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration supported the Secretary’s priorities. She also served as Team Leader for the Prevention and Health Services Team that had comparable responsibilities for the Administration on Aging, Administration for Children and Families, Health Resources and Services Administration, nine staff divisions within the Office of the Secretary, and activities related to Congressional reports, the HHS budget, and regulations.
Ms. Beadle has extensive Federal grants experience, overseeing development, implementation, and management of grant programs and has served in other notable positions during her Federal and State public health career, including the areas of bone marrow donation, emergency medical services, and trauma care systems. Her focus on children and racial and ethnic minorities was shaped by her first civil service position as a Child Care Worker for a State psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents.
Ms. Beadle emigrated from Cuba at a young age and holds a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Systems from the College of Technology at Andrews University.
Last updated: 10/19/2012