(ATLANTA) — May 18, 2020

Today, April Weaver WAS APPOINTED BY THE White House to serve as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Region IV.   As a presidential appointee, Ms. Weaver provides regional executive leadership as the primary representative for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar. The Office of the Regional Director, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is also tasked with intergovernmental and external affairs, which brings together federal, state, local and tribal government organizations, and private sector businesses.

In her role, Regional Director Weaver is responsible for eight Southeastern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as the Region’s six federally recognized Tribes. 

Regional Director Weaver brings leadership experience in both public service and the private sector to HHS. 

During her tenure in the legislature, she worked in numerous national and state legislative leadership roles, including as National Vice Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and as Vice Chair of the Energy Council, a nonprofit legislative organization of 13 energy-producing states and two Canadian provinces. Weaver also brings personal experience with the country’s healthcare system as a Registered Nurse and though 23 years in management roles as a hospital leader in urban, suburban and rural hospitals.

Regional Director Weaver earned her degree in nursing at Shelton State and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Alabama and a Master’s in Business Administration from Independence University.  She and her husband, Dr. Darrel Weaver, reside in the Birmingham, Alabama area. They are members of Pelham First Baptist Church in Pelham, Alabama.

After she was sworn into her new job in a Washington D.C. ceremony today Director Weaver said: “I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve our country and to continue my public service in my new position at HHS,” said Weaver. “I am eager to get to work supporting the initiatives of President Trump and Secretary Azar as well as the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services.”