Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena confirmed as HESA Secretary

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): November 5, 2004 - Nena Nena of Kosrae has been confirmed by the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia as the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs.

Nena will fill the post vacated by the untimely passing of former Secretary Jefferson Benjamin on July 6, 2004.

Nena's background career has included positions as a School Teacher, a Hospital Administrator for eight years, Kosrae State Director of the Department of Agriculture and Land for four years, and most recently, the Kosrae State Director of the Department of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries since 1999.

He was educated at the Silliman University in the Philippines where he was awarded a BA degree in Sociology. He is also a recipient of a Masters of Health Administration and Planning from the University of Hawaii.

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