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Mary Riley, MPH, RN, CPH is the Director of the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness Response (OHSEPR) in the Administration for Children & Families (ACF). CAPT Riley has been active with the U. S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps for over 24 years.
CAPT Riley is a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and was awarded her Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida. Her PHS career assignments include over 20 years with the Indian Health Service (IHS) working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities in the field of Public Health Nursing and 3 years with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Commissioned Corps and IHS experience includes the development of health care facility emergency management and continuity of operation (COOP) plans; working with Tribal, County and State emergency management partners; participating in 8 PHS deployments and; Team Lead for the DHS/DHHS Region 9 National Nurse Response Team (NNRT).
Prior to her commission, CAPT Riley worked with Minnesota Migrant Health and at the American hospital in Cairo, Egypt. She is a proud Irish-German native Minnesotan.