PTPS Partnerships

Background

Pathways to Public Service was initiated in 2019 by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with representatives from across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to equip students of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with the knowledge and skills needed to be viable candidates in their pursuit of careers in public service. 

Through virtual fairs and professional development workshops, students are educated on the mission of HHS, the Federal Government’s Pathways Programs, and the federal hiring process. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about possible career paths within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and how various paid/unpaid internships and entry-level opportunities can help them develop their career in public service.

PTPS Partners

ONC works in collaboration with representatives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – to equip students of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with the knowledge and skills needed to be viable candidates in their pursuit of careers in public service.

Email us to get in touch with our partners: pathwaystopublicservices@hhs.gov

Partners Point of Contact Title
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Lisa A. Lewis Deputy National Coordinator for Operations/Chief Operating Officer
Tiffany Bonner Management and Program Analyst, Human Capital Branch
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Valerie Gill Senior Human Capital Advisor
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)CDC logo Celeste Smalls-Sumpter Program Manager, Workforce Planning Activity, Strategic Programs Office, Human Resources Office
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)CMS logo Heather Campbell Senior Recruiter, Division of Global Hiring and Outreach
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)hrsa logo Christopher (Chris) Parker Talent Acquisition Strategy Manager, Office of Human Resources
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH logo Camille Hoover Executive Officer, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Camila Torrella Program Director for Performance Management & Engagement
Ryan Gonzalez Program Specialist, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Collegiate Partners

PTPS aims to connect with current students and recent graduates through building lasting partnerships with minority serving institutions throughout the country. PTPS partnering schools utilize various campus networks to encourage their student body to participate in our monthly outreach and recruitment events to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue internships and career opportunities with HHS.

Example of Targets Institutions

  • Bowie State University    
  • Charles R. Drew University    
  • Clayton State University    
  • Coppin State University    
  • Fayetteville State University    
  • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Employers    
  • Hampton University    
  • Howard University    
  • Johnson C. Smith University    
  • Latino Medical Student Association(LMSA)    
  • Mercer University    
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • AUC - Atlanta University Centers(Spelman College, Morehouse, & Clark Atlanta)
  • St. Mary's University Taxes
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The University of Taxes at San Antonio
  • The University of Taxes at EI Paso
  • Towson University
  • Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas
  • Tuskegee University (School of Nursing/Allied Health)
  • Virginia Union University
  • Winston -Salem State University
Content last reviewed on April 5, 2022
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