We understand that as of this week, Dr. Kathy Gallardo is no longer the State Department’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer – Mental Health Programs (MED/MH Director) at the Bureau of Medical Services (State/MED). Unconfirmed reports that she will be taking an overseas posting, post unknown as of this writing.
Dr. Charles Lilly will reportedly serve in an acting capacity until a replacement is identified. We could not locate any bio for Dr. Lilly. Also for some reason, none of the employees under the Directorate for Mental Health Programs (MED/MH) are listed on DOS directory. The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) web page on state.gov is also pretty sparse; the only individual identified on its leadership page is Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Cohen.
Important story by @robbiegrammer
State Department officials with special needs children face a byzantine bureaucracy that often denies them critical care. https://t.co/uQ4FldI1BR
— Atman Trivedi (@AtmanMTrivedi) April 3, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: In May, a group representing 1,400 foreign service officers' families sent Mike Pompeo a letter saying the State Department had slashed benefit options and funding for special needs children. The secretary of state still hasn't responded.https://t.co/jMFtPOInhG
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) August 17, 2018
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 15, 2018
— Diplopundit (@Diplopundit) January 23, 2018
- Under Secretary Bulatao on Enhancing Support for Employees with Children with Special Needs
- FSGB finds no merit in argument that @StateDept has “unfettered discretion” to grant or deny SNEA benefit .
- FSJ: MED’s Focus on Clearances and Restricting Access to SNEA #NotSupportForFamilies
- @StateDept’s Mental Health Services Drive Employees with Special Needs #FSKids Nuts (Diplopundit, January 23, 2018)
- @StateDept’s Blackhole of Pain Inside the Bureau of Medical Services (MED)(Diplopundit, April 5, 2018)