Subhi Mehdi was one of the first Muslim American women to serve in the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) before her retirement in 2015, following a career spanning about 30 years across the US Departments of Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and the Agency for International Development (USAID).
While at the Department of Veterans Affairs, she led an evidence-based resource allocation process for approximately three-quarters of a trillion dollar five-year budget for the Department. Previously, at the U.S. Agency for International Development she held leadership and senior management positions at the enterprise level.
A public health advisor for over 20 years, Ms. Mehdi partnered with various national and international institutions to promote best practices and strategies for improving living conditions of U.S. friends and allies overseas. Following her life-long career in serving the vulnerable populations nationally (US Veterans) and globally (indigent mothers and children), she currently mentors the youth in our community, and volunteers in multiple national and local organizations.
Ms. Mehdi has a BA from Sweet Briar College, an MA from American University, and an MPH from George Washington University.