Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced her appointment of Jackie Cornell-Bechelli as Region II Director of HHS.
Cornell-Bechelli served as both the deputy field director in southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as – briefly – the state director in New Jersey for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.
“I am delighted to welcome Jackie Cornell-Bechelli to our team of regional directors at HHS,” said Secretary Burwell. “Jackie is a devoted public servant, and I look forward to her work helping people in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secure the building blocks they need to live healthy, successful lives.”
As a regional director, Cornell-Bechelli will serve as a key representative of Secretary Burwell in working with federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal officials on health and social service issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The Region II office is based in New York City, and works with officials in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.