Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
Executive Assistant to the Director
Ms. Sylvia Barnett joined ORWH in 2013. Mrs. Barnett started her government career on Capitol Hill in a data entry position for The Honorable H. John Heinz, III (R-PA). During her tenure with Senator Heinz, Mrs. Barnett provided backup for the Senator’s scheduler, which is where she learned the magic of scheduling executives’ lives. She moved on to serve as Confidential Assistant to Senator David Pryor (D-AR) and, thereafter, Confidential Assistant for several political appointees at the Postal Regulatory Commission where she perfected her scheduling technique. Mrs. Barnett is a native Washingtonian and currently is studying human resources and African-American studies at the University of Maryland University College.