Pamela S. Hyde (left) is sworn in by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (right).
Pamela S. Hyde Sworn In as New Administrator
On Monday, December 7, Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., was sworn in as SAMHSA Administrator at 10:15 a.m. in a private ceremony at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, DC.
Later that afternoon, the new Administrator toured the Agency’s headquarters in Rockville, MD, and exchanged greetings with SAMHSA leadership and staff.
Ms. Hyde comes to SAMHSA with more than 30 years of experience in management and consulting for public health care and human services agencies. She has served as a state mental health director, state human services director, city housing and human services director, as well as CEO of a private nonprofit managed behavioral health care firm. In 2003, she was appointed cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department.
President Barack Obama nominated Ms. Hyde in November, and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination soon after.
Ms. Hyde held a briefing with SAMHSA constituents on December 10. See a Webcast of the constituent briefing.