Kody Kinsley, MPP
Secretary of Health and Human Services, State of North Carolina
Kody Kinsley serves as North Carolina’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. He was appointed to lead the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services cabinet agency, by Governor Roy Cooper and confirmed unanimously by the N.C. Senate. The Department has a staff of 18,000 and an annual budget of over $26 billion.
Prior to returning home to North Carolina, Secretary Kinsley served as the presidentially appointed Assistant Secretary for Management for the United States Department of the Treasury under two administrations.
With deep health policy and operational experience, Secretary Kinsley’s career spans the public and private sectors, including positions at the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and leading operations for a behavioral health care service provider in western North Carolina. Secretary Kinsley is a Fellow of the Civil
Society Fellowship, a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League and the Aspen Institute, and he is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brevard College in Brevard, NC, and his Master of Public Policy from the University of California, at Berkeley.