Mary Wakefield (born August 12, 1954) is an American nurse and health care administrator, who served in the Obama administration as Assistant Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services for the United States from 2015 to 2017, and as Chief of the Health Resources and Services Administration from 2009 to 2015.
She is about 45 years old.
Wakefield is the daughter of Katherine Mary Alice (née Baring) and Sir Humphry Wakefield, from Chillingham Castle in Northumberland.  Through his mother, he is descended from Evelyn Baring, First Baron Howick of Glendale, a Governor of Southern Rhodesia, and Albert Gray, Fourth Earl Earl Gray, a Governor-General of Canada, and through the latter, Charles Gray, Second Earl Earl Gray, of Grey’s formerly noble house and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Wakefield was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota in 1954. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mary University in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1976, and completed a Master of Science in 1978 and a PhD in 1985, in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.
She has worked at The Spectator weekly magazine for decades, since Boris Johnson was an editor, and is now editorial commissioner, assistant editor since 2001 and then deputy editor. He also writes for the magazine as a columnist. She has also written for The Sun, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, and The Times. Her father’s Chillingham Castle website refers to her as “Daughter Mary, musician and painter, is also Deputy Director of The Spectator.”
Wakefield was appointed administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) by President Barack Obama in February 2009. The agency has a $ 7.5 billion budget that distributes funds among some 3,000 grants spanning 80 programs, and received an additional $ 2.5B under the Affordable Care Act. As HRSA administrator, she oversaw the approximately 1,100 federally supported community care clinics that serve the uninsured or underinsured; oversaw the disbursement of $ 150 million in funds for those clinics under the Affordable Care Act to help people enroll in the program and another $ 250 million in competitive grant funds to build new clinics community care and increase services. It also administered the disbursement of $ 55.5 million in grants to increase the workforce of nurses and dentists.
Wakefield speaking at the 2016 Alaska Wellness Summit. Wakefield began serving as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services in April 2015, following the resignation of Bill Corr, and on July 9, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Wakefield for that position permanently. On July 13, 2015, his nomination was submitted to the United States Senate and received a hearing before the United States Senate Finance Committee on February 4, 2016. Ultimately, without However, his nomination stalled in the Senate and was never confirmed, due to abortion disputes between Republican senators and the Department of Health and Human Services, which had nothing to do with Wakefield personally. Her term as acting deputy secretary ended on January 20, 2017, and she returned to North Dakota.
Wakefield served on the Institute of Medicine (IoM) committee that produced the report, To Err is Human in 1999, and Crossing the Quality Chasm in 2001. He also co-chaired the IOM committee that produced the 2003 Health Professions Education report. : A Bridge to Quality and chaired the committee that produced the 2005 Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health Care report (2005). In addition, he was a member of President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry from 1997 to 1998, served on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission from 1999 to 2004 and was appointed to the National Advisory Committee of the HRSA Rural Health Policy Office in 1999. He served a three-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Research and Quality of Care. Medical from 2001 to 2004.
Wakefield is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2004. In 2019, she was named Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing.
In December 2011, Wakefield married Dominic Cummings, a friend of his brother Jack Wakefield, former director of the Firtash Foundation. In 2016, they had a son, Alexander Cedd, named after an Anglo-Saxon saint. She has written in The Spectator about her experience when she and Cummings contracted COVID-19. On April 25, 2020, she was invited to the BBC Radio 4 Today show, discussing the same event, as part of a series of recordings of survivors of the viral disease. On May 22, it was revealed that Wakefield and her husband Dominic Cummings had driven from London to Durham, while both had 19 symptoms to take their son to his parents and isolate themselves there. This appeared in violation of UK government shutdown instructions telling people with symptoms not to travel and to isolate themselves in their own homes. This had been kept confidential at the time and none of this had been disclosed in Wakefield’s own accounts. She is a convert to Catholicism, raised in the Anglican tradition. Wakefield was portrayed by Liz White in the 2019 Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War.
Estimated net worth in 2019 $ 1 million – $ 5 million (approx.)
Net worth of the year 2018 $ 100,000 – $ 1 million.