YFU ALUM NOMINATED TO LEAD U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Sylvia Matthews Burwell tapped as next U.S. Health Secretary
Bethesda, MD (April 15, 2014) – Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) is excited to share that a member of its alumni, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who was a YFU scholarship recipient to Japan in 1982, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Burwell is currently the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to this appointment, she was President of the WalMart Foundation and before that, spent 10 years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, during which time she served as their Chief Operating Officer and President of the Global Development Program.
“YFU programs engage young people in incredible leadership development and instill in participants a deep sense of international understanding and public diplomacy. We are so proud of what Secretary-designate Burwell has already accomplished and are grateful for the example she sets of the limitless potential of YFU participants to serve as key leaders of tomorrow,” said Michael E. Hill, President & CEO of YFU.
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