Captain (CAPT) Joshua W. Devine, is the Regional Health Administrator for Region 5. He serves as the senior federal public health official in the region providing leadership and support for the work of the Department with a focus on public health action. His jurisdiction comprises the diverse communities of 53 million Americans inhabiting six Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as 34 federally recognized tribes.
Prior to joining OASH, CAPT Devine served as the Technical Director for the Chicago Division of Financial Management and Fee for Service Operations in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, he focused on regional and national implementation of varied Medicare and Innovation Center programs designed to provide patient-centered health care that promote quality and improve outcomes. Before joining CMS, CAPT Devine worked for Defense Health Agency where he oversaw economic evaluation and outcomes research for pharmaceuticals covered under the Defense Department’s $7 billion TRICARE pharmacy program.
CAPT Devine has served as an officer in the Uniformed Services managing health care programs for 18 years. He received his PharmD from Drake University and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. CAPT Devine is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. He holds numerous awards and accolades from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Public Health Service.