Osaremen Okolo, a Nigerian-American, has been appointed by Joe Biden, as a member of COVID-19 Response Team.
Okolo, who had formerly served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to US Representative, Jan Schakowsky, is among Biden’s first 100 White House appointees, according to the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team.
According to the transition team, Okolo had not only served as a senior health policy advisor, she had also served as Legislative Aide for Health Policy on the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labour, and Pensions.
“Osaremen Okolo serves on the Biden-Harris Transition domestic policy team. Prior to joining the transition, Okolo served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative to US Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.”
“Okolo drafted, negotiate, and managed the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight, and policy across a comprehensive health care and public health agenda, most recently focusing almost exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“She had also served as Legislative Aide for Health Policy on the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labour, and Pensions for Ranking Member Patty Murray of Washington, the team added.
Okolo, whose parents are reportedly from Edo State, in Nigeria, was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College.
According to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the COVID-19 Response Team will “work to quickly implement a comprehensive, whole-of-government COVID-19 response strategy to contain the pandemic, restore public trust, and protect all Americans”.