Former Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official Subhan Cheema has joined the White House Covid response team as a strategic communications advisor. Cheema previously worked on the Biden campaign in North Carolina. Prior to that did stints as communications director for Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
During the Obama’s presidency, Cheema worked as deputy director of speech writing at the HHS. He also served at the HSS as the special assistant to the chief of staff and senior speechwriter to the secretary and special assistant to the director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs. e is graduate of the University of California, Davis.