CAPT Madelyn Reyes, DNP, MA, MPA, RN, is Acting Director in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce’s in the Division of Health Careers and Financial Support in Rockville, MD.
With over 28 years of experience in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), CAPT Reyes led, and provided strategic oversight, of mission-critical programs and initiatives within HRSA that made a significant impact on the public health of the nation. These high-level leadership experiences have enabled her to increase the effectiveness in nursing and public health practices across the nation. She has established herself as a transformational leader by successfully leading innovative, cutting-edge initiatives and programs to support the Agency, Department and the USPHS mission while fostering an environment that ensures transparency with stakeholders on broad nursing and public health issues.
CAPT Reyes made outstanding seminal contributions to maternal and child health care. She identified a significant gap in the National Healthy Start Program related to interconceptional care for high-risk pregnant women. As a result, she developed and implemented the Interconception Care Initiative to address this need and increase access to and improve health care for high-risk women and infants. This innovative program resulted in a health care system change to improve the health of 60,000 high-risk women and their infants and ultimately prevented future adverse pregnancy outcomes.
CAPT Reyes received her BSN from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, MA from the U.S. Naval War College, MPA from Troy State University and DNP from Carlow University.