Jane E. Henney, M.D., has been appointed by the IOM Council to be the next IOM Home Secretary effective 1 April 2014. In this capacity, she will assist the President and the Council in strengthening and supporting membership activities and participation.
Jane Henney has held senior leadership positions in both the academic and federal sectors. Among these, she was the Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug administration from 1998 until January 2001; Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute from 1980-1985; Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati 2003-2008; Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of New Mexico 1994-1998; Vice Chancellor for Health Programs and Policy at the University of Kansas Medical Center 1988-1992 and Interim Dean of the College of Medicine 1987-1989.
Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2000, she soon became a frequently sought after member of study and workshop planning committees, as well as serving on the Membership Committee as leader of her section and later as committee chair. She is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and was elected to membership of both the Society of Medical Administrators and the Medical Administrators Conference. She has received numerous citations and awards for her work. Dr. Henney currently serves on the boards of directors of several not-for-profit organizations and publicly traded companies.