Nancy-Ann DeParle Leaves White House Post

Roane County native Nancy-Ann DeParle, who helped craft President Barack Obama’s health-reform law, has left the White House, reports Michael Collins.
A White House spokesman confirmed that DeParle had departed this week from her position as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff.
The Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, announced recently DeParle will join the organization as a guest scholar in economic studies. Shealso plans to lecture at Harvard Law School.
DeParle, who grew up in Roane County, was hired as director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform shortly after Obama took office in 2009. Often called the president’s health reform “czar,” she helped write the administration’s sweeping health reform law. Obama considered her input so pivotal he hailed her as one of the “unsung heroes” of his health reform team.
DeParle was promoted in January 2011 to assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff.A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she previously worked in the White House budget office under former President Bill Clinton and was involved in the administration’s attempt at health-care reform in the early 1990s.

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