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Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates Dr. Bechara Choucair on Appointment to President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates Dr. Bechara Choucair, a member of our Board of Directors, on his appointment by President-Elect Biden to the White House COVID-19 Response team. In appointing Dr. Choucair as Vaccinations Coordinator, President-Elect Biden has chosen an extraordinarily experienced and capable public health and medical leader. Dr. Choucair has a strong record of innovation and achievement in working to improve health and reduce health disparities, including serving as Chicago’s public health commissioner for five years and currently as senior vice president and chief health officer for Kaiser Permanente.

As a member of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Board of Directors, Dr. Choucair has provided invaluable counsel and leadership. He will be stepping down from our board as he assumes this new position. We congratulate Dr. Choucair and look forward to working with him in the future.