Michael E. Ruffner, M.P.P., Deputy Coordinator for Financial and Programmatic Sustainability
Michael E. Ruffner is the Deputy Coordinator for Financial and Programmatic Sustainability in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy. He is working to better integrate and improve the effectiveness of existing funding for HIV, while working with countries to improve their ability to independently operate and finance their HIV response.
Ruffner is leading the new efforts by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to engage partner country finance ministries in controlling the HIV epidemic and ensuring resilient and financially secure health systems. In addition to his functional and programmatic responsibilities, Ruffner is the U.S. Constituency Representative to the Board of Director’s Audit and Finance Committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Prior to his appointment at PEPFAR, Ruffner spent 10 years as the Director of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance. In this role, he led a team of over 200 advisors to build the capacity of finance ministries, central banks, revenue authorities, and related entities. He also launched the Treasury technical assistance effort to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and was involved in the development of Treasury’s involvement in PEPFAR.
Ruffner has held positions at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, and the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. He was a Presidential Management Intern at the Office of Management and Budget. Ruffner has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.