William A. Hazel, Jr., M.D.

William A. Hazel, Jr., M.D.

Senior Deputy Executive Director


Dr. Bill Hazel is the Senior Deputy Executive Director for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. The Foundation funds projects related to health workforce throughout the Commonwealth and focuses on health and human resource philanthropy in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia.

He is a strong advocate for evidence-informed policies relating to health, healthcare, human services, and technology and has engaged with philanthropy to fund upstream initiatives with the goal of prevention. He completed his second term as Secretary of Health and Human Resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2018 and then served as the Senior Advisor for Innovation and Community Engagement at George Mason University.

Prior to becoming Secretary of Health, Doctor Hazel grew up in Fauquier County and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Civil Engineering and Duke University with a degree in Medicine, finishing his orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic. He was an orthopedic surgeon with an office practice in Northern Virginia, was an Assistant surgeon for the Washington Redskins, and was the team physician for the D. C. United Professional soccer club. Dr. Hazel has been active in many local, state, and national Medical Societies most notably as President of the Virginia Medical Society and Trustee of the American Medical Association.

In his eight years of service to the Commonwealth, serving under both parties Governors-McDonnell and McAuliffe- Dr. Hazel oversaw 11 state agencies including Medicaid, Health, Behavioral Health, Social Services and Aging and Rehabilitation.

During his first term, he led the Virginia Health Reform Initiative; established the Virginia Center for Healthcare Innovation; oversaw the implementation of an integrated eligibility system.; and co-chaired the Coordinating Council to address homelessness in Virginia. Throughout this work, he stressed the need to recognize that citizens do not fit into siloed programs, and he began to address the need for a culture stressing the collective impact of all HHR Agencies.

During his second term, Dr. Hazel helped to establish the Children’s Cabinet with the Secretary of Education to develop and implement a comprehensive policy agenda related to the well-being of the Commonwealth’s children from birth to age 21. He co-chaired a Task force on Mental Health and with the Secretary of Public Safety led the Commonwealth’s response to the opioid epidemic.

He and his wife, Cindy, are long-time residents of Oakton where they have the good fortune to be near their two very cute grandchildren.

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