SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
CANDIDATE: Aldona Wos, M.D.
Aldona Wos is a physician, public policy leader, and philanthropist with broad expertise in public health and global affairs. Dr. Wos currently serves as Vice Chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Previously, Dr. Wos served as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, managing 17,000 employees and $20 billion budget. She was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia under President George W. Bush. Currently, she serves on the Boards of Directors of the Council of American Ambassadors, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and The Institute of World Politics. Dr. Wos was also a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council. In addition, Dr. Wos has worked on behalf of the United Ways of Greater Greensboro and of Greater High Point for two decades. She is the Vice President of the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation. Dr. Wos’ diverse leadership and life experience, coupled with her deep commitment to international affairs, diplomacy, and public service, make her an excellent candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Wos worked for two decades as a physician specializing in internal medicine and pulmonary care. She has been active as a Member of the Republican Regents, Republican National Committee. Among her many other roles in public life, Dr. Wos currently serves on the Duke University Law School Board of Visitors and previously was on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. She was also the founder of the Committee for the Preservation of the artwork of Jan Komski, Auschwitz Eyewitness.
Dr. Wos attended Marquette University and then the Warsaw Medical Academy from which she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including one from the Polish Government and several from the Government of Estonia marking her distinguished service there as U.S. Ambassador.
NEWS: White House is considering GOP donor Aldona Wos as next US ambassador to Canada.https://t.co/HXCRljm5DG
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 31, 2019
Trump picks former Bush envoy Aldona Wos as next ambassador to Canada https://t.co/LzffF1wSta @GlobePolitics pic.twitter.com/6nLQl4kB0h
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) June 23, 2019
Why tears when so many others in NC state were relieved that Aldona Wos is resigning? http://t.co/LvL40HMKT6 #ncpol pic.twitter.com/GHppvO2rOx
— N&O Opinion Shop (@NOOpinionShop) August 6, 2015
More on the federal probe into DHHS, launched a week before resignation of Sec. Aldona Wos. http://t.co/GU8LRJ9byV pic.twitter.com/vMog0SvYvv
— Tyler Dukes (@mtdukes) September 25, 2015