Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Marvin Figueroa is the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Governor Ralph Northam. In this capacity, he supports Health and Human Resources state agencies to ensure they deliver quality, affordable, and accessible services to individuals with disabilities, the aging community, and low-income working families. Marvin helps lead the day-to-day operations of the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, including policy development, planning, and intergovernmental relations.

Marvin also served as Governor Northam’s Legislative Director, where he helped advance the Governor’s legislative agenda during the historic 2020 General Assembly Session.

Before the Governor’s Office, Marvin previously was Senior Policy Adviser to Senator Mark R. Warner where he advised the Senator on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and other health care issues related to the Senator’s role on the Senate Finance Committee. During his time with Senator Warner, Marvin co-led the bipartisan Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group that engaged industry leaders, stakeholders, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Senate offices to draft a set of proposals to improve services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. President Trump signed the legislation into law in January 2018. 

Marvin is originally from La Ceiba, Honduras. He earned his Master’s degree at Harvard and Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Marvin is a proud alum of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (Graduate Fellow, 2010-2011). 

Staff and Contact Information

Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Daniel Carey, M.D.

Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Marvin Figueora

Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris

Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Catie Finley

Constituent Services
Dorothy Swann

Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Rachel Becker