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Carlton Drew

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2022 fellow

Government leader focused on outcome measures and change management. Mr. Drew is a results-oriented government leader with experience managing teams in both the military and federal agencies. He most recently served as the Hearing Office Director for the Arlington Field Office, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He was responsible for human capital, budget, facilities, information technology, and case management activities. Recently, he led an office-wide move to transition to electronic case processing and OMHA-wide guidance including COVID-19 Pandemic Telework Implementation.

Mr. Drew started his federal career as a clerk typist, and increased responsibility and experience in budget and contracts, project and program management, systems implementation, and acquisition and training management. He was the lead program manager for the Department of Defense’s Agency Priority Goal involving the first scientific assessment of all Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury programs. He also led the implementation of two agency-wide Learning Management Systems to reduce training travel and automate mandatory training. In addition, Mr. Drew coordinated the initiation of 18 Acquisition Strategies with a program value of over $1 billion.

Mr. Drew has a B.S. in Health-Services Management from University of Maryland University College, an M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, and a M.S.I.S.T. in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University. He also attended the Federal Executive Institute in 2010.

Mr. Drew has been recognized with several awards including, the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Commissioner’s Award for Innovation (2006), the Department of Defense Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2012), the Chief Administrative Law Judge Award (2019 & 2020) and the HHS Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service (2021).

As a WHLDP Fellow, Mr. Drew is assigned to the Office of Management and Budget in the Office of eGovernment and Information Technology on Executive Order Implementation.

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