Dr. Lee serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services in the Veterans Health Administration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary. In this position, Dr. Lee provides guidance to the Secretary and Under Secretary for Health on a broad array of matters related to health policy, the VA’s health care delivery programs, and key strategic initiatives. She also provides leadership for various programs and services within the Veterans Health Administration, including research, innovation, technology, and partnerships.
Prior to coming to the VA, Dr. Lee served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, where she led the Governor’s bioscience initiative and helped push through legislation to combat opioid addiction in Virginia.
Previously, Dr. Lee has served as a White House Fellow, as a health policy fellow on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and as a Policy Research Scholar at George Washington University.
Dr. Lee received her bachelor’s in biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is board-certified and practicing Emergency Medicine physician.
Tonia Bui is a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in Federal policy analysis. She currently provides grants management expertise for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Before supporting FirstNet, Tonia conducted Federal inter-agency coordination efforts at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications. Tonia’s portfolio also includes media relations and constituent outreach. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, she served as the Communications Specialist at the national non-profit Equal Justice Works and Communications Director for the Nguyen for Delegate Campaign (VA-67). Her efforts to build stakeholder engagement stems from serving as an Outreach Coordinator at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as the Member Outreach Assistant to former Vice Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-34). Additionally, she served as a legislative intern for the former offices of U.S. Senator Barack Obama (IL-13) and California Assembly Member Fiona Ma (CA-12). Tonia holds a Master in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Mass Communications and Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a contributor to Montgomery Community Media with her blog series, “Politics Within Politics.”
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