Jonathan H. Hayes, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Official photo of Jonathan Hayes, ORR DirectorJonathan H. Hayes serves as the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration for Children & Families at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Prior to being named the director in February 2019, he served as the chief of staff and acting director for ORR.

Prior to joining HHS, Jonathan served as chief of staff to two members of Congress spanning over eight years. Additionally, he has experience in the private sector working in broadcast television, sales and marketing, business development, international trade and customs and commercial airline operations.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Florida State University.

Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and raised in Panama City, Florida, he now lives in northern Virginia with his wife Tammy and their five children.

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