Ernia Hughes MBA

Director, Office of Northern Health Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA

Ernia Hughes directs the Office of Northern Health Services (ONHS) in HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care. ONHS oversees program monitoring and grantee assistance for more than 700 Federally Qualified Health Centers, with a budget of more than $2 billion. Ernia's past leadership roles include Director of the National Practitioner Data Bank in HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce and Administrator of the Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine/Howard County General Hospital in Maryland. She also worked in a variety of academic and health care organizations, including community health centers.