An executive at Los Angeles-based AltaMed Health Services was named Tuesday a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s White House COVID-19 Response team, a group charged with coordinating the government response to the pandemic.
Eduardo Cisneros, AltaMed’s director of civic engagement who also served in the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration, was named the response team’s intergovernmental affairs director.
Cisneros previously worked with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, was an assistant director for Service Employees International Union Healthcare and served as a policy director for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. He also worked as a policy coordinator for Latino Health Access in Santa Ana, and spend six months as a political director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.
According to the Biden Transition Team, Cisneros will be relocating to Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.
“This accomplished and experienced team will work to get the pandemic under control so that the American people can get back to their lives and to their loved ones,” Biden said in a statement announcing the appointees. “To recover from this pandemic, we must take aggressive action to manufacture, distribute and administer vaccines, testing and personal protective equipment in an equitable way. These individuals are deeply qualified and will restore public trust in the pandemic response by leading with facts, science and integrity.”