Connie Seeley, chief administrative officer and chief of staff at Oregon Health & Science University, has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown as special adviser for COVID-19 vaccine implementation.
Effective Friday, Dec. 11, Seeley will join the governor’s health policy team on temporary assignment through an intergovernmental agreement with OHSU. She will assist in directing the execution of Oregon’s vaccine distribution and public communications plans, as well as coordinating efforts across federal, state and local partners.
“OHSU’s dedication to fighting COVID-19 is unparalleled, and Ms. Seeley’s service to the state to help address the pandemic is just another example of our collective commitment to the health and well-being of all Oregonians,” said OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS.
Seeley joined OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center, in 2010 as chief of staff and in 2017 also was named chief administrative officer, overseeing several OHSU departments, including Campus Development, Human Resources, Public Affairs and Campus Safety. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, including governance, administration, government relations, public affairs and crisis communications.