She has more than 35 years of government experience, including 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For almost two decades, Ms. Margolies served as the Associate Director for Program Planning and Policy Coordination in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). She was part of the Center’s senior leadership team and directed and supported program planning, policy development, issues management, and media relating to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and school health programs. She has provided national leadership and guidance on a variety of policy related topics, ranging from name reporting for HIV/AIDS, school health programs, syringe exchange, and routine testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. She has overseen strategic planning efforts and advised on strategies for partner engagement, including public and private partners and Congressional outreach.
Prior to joining CDC, Ms. Margolies was an evaluator with the Government Accountability Office (previously known as the General Accounting Office) for 10 years and evaluated a range of programs implemented by federal agencies including the U. S. Customs and Border Control, the Internal Revenue Service, the Navy, and the CDC. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia.