Sally Howard, chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services for two years, will move over to the Food and Drug Administration and serve as deputy policy commissioner, Federal News Radio reports.
Citing an internal email, Michael O’Connell writes Howard will be responsible for helping the commissioner develop and implement policies and priorities.
Andrea Palm will succeed Howard after most recently serving as a counselor in HHS’ office of the secretary, O’Connell reports.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told employees Howard started at the department in September 2009 as deputy general counsel and then as acting general counsel, according to the report.
The Hill newspaper reports Palm has previously worked in HHS’ legislative office and advised the White House Domestic Policy Council.