Dr. Pamela Roshell recently appointed by President Obama Region IV Director, HHS
Dr. Pamela Roshell
Submitted by Office of the Secretary U.S. Department of HHS
Dr. Pamela Roshell was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as Regional Director of Region IV of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), bringing nearly 20 years of experience in health care policy, public administration, and gerontology.
Region IV is HHS’s largest region in population and domestic geography and is composed of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. HHS is the federal government’s lead agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Department has over 300 programs covering a wide spectrum of activities including public health, health care, financing, family support, social services, emergency preparedness and food and drug safety. As Regional Director, Dr. Roshell will represent the Secretary in direct official dealings with federal, state, local and tribal government organizations, and other external partners in the Region.
Prior to her appointment as Regional Director, Roshell served in a variety of leadership roles at AARP, including State Director in Georgia and South Carolina. Before being named State Director for AARP South Carolina, Roshell performed health policy education, program design and implementation activities for AARP’s Southeast Region. Committed to the belief that healthy aging requires a holistic and collaborative approach, Roshell assisted policy-makers and state and community-based organizations serving older adults to develop and implement evidence-based health promotion/disease prevention programs. Roshell joined AARP after leading and managing Medicaid Waiver services for the CSRA Regional Development Center, providing program stream-lining and process improvement efforts.
A native of South Carolina, Dr. Roshell is a graduate of Columbia College, and received a master of social work degree with a specialty in administration from the University of South Carolina. She has built on that specialty with the completion of a PhD in social policy analysis, planning and administration from Clark Atlanta University.