Hari Sastry

Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, U.S. Department of State

Hari Sastry, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F), an Assistant Secretary equivalent. He began this position on October 20, 2014. As the Director, Mr. Sastry manages the Department of State and USAID foreign assistance budget. Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Sastry served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management at the Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for the Department’s budget, performance, and risk management.

Mr. Sastry also served as Chief of the Veteran Affairs and Defense Health Branch (VADH) of the White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) National Security Division for four years. As VADH Chief he was responsible for budget and policy matters relating to the Department of Defense's health care system and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Sastry was a program analyst in OMB’s VADH Branch where he was responsible for oversight of the VA medical care system.

Mr. Sastry is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He earned a Master of Public Policy, with a Health Policy concentration, from Georgetown University in 2000 and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. Mr. Sastry earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1995.

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