Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s foremost experts on national and global health issues, human services, and executive leadership. As CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC, she provides strategic advice to companies, investors, and non-profit organizations.
Sebelius serves as a member of the board of directors of Dermira, Grand Rounds, Hampton Creek, and Humacyte, and of the Estee Lauder Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation. She serves on advisory boards for the Dole Institute of Politics and Solera Health. Sebelius is a senior advisor to Out Leadership and the Aspen Institute, where she co-chairs the Aspen Health Strategy Group.
From 2009 to 2014, Sebelius served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, leading the effort to pass and implement the most significant health reform in half a century, the Affordable Care Act. Forbes named Sebelius one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Sebelius served as governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009. Time magazine named her one of America’s Top Five Governors. She also served two terms as the Kansas insurance commissioner and four terms in the Kansas Legislature.
Sebelius earned degrees from Trinity Washington University and the University of Kansas. She is married to Gary Sebelius, a federal magistrate judge. They have two married sons and two grandsons.