Later today, the President is expected to nominate Marilyn Tavenner to succeed CMS Administrator Donald Berwick when his recess appointment expires on December 31, 2011. Marilyn Tavenner currently serves as the Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of CMS. She will serve as Acting Administrator of CMS during her confirmation process.
Marilyn Tavenner was Secretary of the Virginia Health and Human Resources Department during Governor Tim Kaine’s (D) administration from 2006-2010. Previously, she was a nurse and an executive at the Hospital Corporation of America. She was Chairwoman of the Virginia Hospital Association and a trustee at the American Hospital Association.