Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez


Susan F. Wood, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development
Office of Women's Health
U.S. Public Health Service

Dr. Susan Wood currently serves as the Director of the Division of Policy and Program Development in the U.S. Public Health Service's Office of Women's Health, the mission of which is to coordinate research, services, and education programs across the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In her capacity as Director, Dr. Wood leads policy proposal development and recommends actions on women's health for the Assistant Secretary for Health and for the Secretary of HHS. Dr. Wood also coordinates the activities of the Public Health Service Coordinating Committee on Women's Health, representing the Office of Women's Health in the areas of international health, reproductive health, legislation, and healthcare reform. Previously, Dr. Wood served as Deputy Director for the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues. Prior to going to Capitol Hill, Dr. Wood was a research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Neuroscience, where her research focused on cellular mechanisms of sensory transduction. She has received recognition for her contributions to the neuroscientific field and for her work for women. Her awards include the Boston University Marine Program Alumni Award, a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Biophysical Society Congressional Science Fellowship, and a Women of Achievement Award. She has published in both health policy and scientific research journals. Dr. Wood holds a doctorate in biology.

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