Strong Leadership

Captain Nita Sood

Career assignments: Captain Sood is Chief of Staff, Pharmacy Operations Division, Defense Health Agency where she provides executive oversight to the management of Department of Defense’s $9B pharmaceutical mission serving 9.5 million beneficiaries. From 2006-2010, she served as Senior Advisor to the Office of Global Health Affairs of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Previously, she was the Pharmacy Consultant to the Division of Survey and Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), evaluating health care delivery to beneficiaries in long-term care facilities. Since 2007, she has served in various capacities with the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Education: B.S. in Pharmacy, Howard University; Pharm.D., University of Georgia; M.P.H., Emory University; Military Health System Capstone Symposium, Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute; Senior Executive Training, Federal Executive Institute; Federal Health Care Executive Leadership, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives.