Sylvia Trent-Adams

by Justin Cates
Sylvia Trent-Adams
Former Deputy Surgeon General & Acting Surgeon General
United States
Serves on Board of Directors for: AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.

Rear Admiral Trent-Adams served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from 1992-2020, which included service as Deputy Surgeon General and Acting Surgeon General of the United States.

In leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health prior to her recent retirement, Rear Admiral Trent-Adams’ decades of service have included directing and coordinating major federal health programs and developing policy and legislative priorities for our nation’s public health.

Rear Admiral Trent-Adams has received the Meritorious Service Medal for leadership for her work on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the International Red Cross Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse. After leaving the Public Health Service in August, Rear Admiral Trent-Adams accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

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