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Kacey Wulff

Chief of Staff

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kacey Wulff

Ms. Kacey Wulff serves as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Kacey joins the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) most recently from state government, where she served as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response, Resilience and Recovery to Colorado Governor Jared Polis. As the Chief Advisor to the Governor on COVID-19 policy and operations, she led the COVID-19 response for the governor’s office, unifying public health and economic recovery crisis response efforts. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, and in that capacity she led the health reform office for the state, the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, driving strategy, coordination and stakeholder engagement to develop policy and legislation aimed at reducing healthcare costs for Coloradans. Additional she served as Director of The Children's Movement in Silicon Valley where she ran issue campaigns leveraging The Children's Movement advocate to the state legislature about specific child-focused health, education, and welfare legislative or budget priorities.

During the Obama Administration, Kacey served in HHS as a Director of Outreach and Enrollment for the Office of Health Reform, and a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Throughout her tenure at HHS, Kacey worked on the intersection between strengthening public health systems and preparedness.

Ms. Wulff is currently a public health doctoral candidate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she also received a master’s of public health in health policy and ethics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in human biology from Stanford University.