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Nomination of Gail Roggin Wilensky To Be Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration

1989-11-17

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gail Roggin Wilensky to be Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. She would succeed William L. Roper.

Since 1983 Dr. Wilensky has served as vice president of the division of health affairs for Project Hope in Chevy Chase, MD. Prior to this, she served as senior research manager for the National Center for Health Services Research at the Department of Health and Human Services, 1978 - 1983; associate professorial lecturer in the department of economics at George Washington University, 1976 - 1978; health service fellow for the National Center for Health Services Research at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975 - 1978; faculty associate for the Survey Research Center for Social Research at the University of Michigan, 1974 - 1975; associate research scientist for the Institute of Public Policy Studies and School of Public Health, 1973 - 1975; senior research associate for the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, 1971 - 1973; executive director of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers in Baltimore, MD, 1969 - 1970; staff economist for the President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs in Washington, DC, 1968 - 1969; and research associate in the department of economics at the University of Michigan, 1968.

Dr. Wilensky graduated from the University of Michigan (A.B., 1964; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., 1968). She was born June 14, 1943, in Detroit, MI. Dr. Wilensky is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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