Caroline Sulal, MBA

Photo: Caroline Sulal
National Partnership Branch
Photo: Caroline Sulal

Current Role

Caroline Sulal, MBA, is the chief of the National Partnership Branch (NPB) within the Division of Program and Partnership Services in CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS). She leads the branch responsible for administering and overseeing several national cooperative agreements, including Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health, Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises, and Strengthening the Public Health System in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands.


Ms. Sulal joined CDC in March of 2005 and has expertise in cooperative agreement management and leadership development. Before becoming chief of NPB, Ms. Sulal served as the acting NPB chief for nearly two years and has led the cross-agency National Partnership cooperative agreement since its inception. Prior to that, she served as deputy chief for the former Partnership Services Unit within CSTLTS. She is adept in project management, leadership development, and employee engagement.


Ms. Sulal earned her master of business administration from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.

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