Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care/HRSA
Tonya Bowers was named acting associate administrator for primary health care the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in April 2015.
As head of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Bowers manages a nearly $5 billion budget that supports the health care safety net for many underserved people across the country. Most of these funds support over 9,000 health center sites. Located in communities nationwide, these sites provide comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care to nearly 23 million people.
Bowers also oversees health center program capital investment funding under the Affordable Care Act, which represents the largest capital investment to health centers in the history of the program. To date, the $1.5 billion in awards have supported major construction and renovation projects at 550 community health centers nationwide.