U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former CIA deputy director David Cohen to return to the same role.
The Biden transition team announced the move on Friday.
Meanwhile, Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who is also Jewish, to serve as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health.
If she receives at least 51 votes in the U.S. Senate, Levin would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the upper congressional chamber.
“A deeply experienced and effective public servant and public health expert, Dr. Levine was confirmed three times by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state senate to serve as Secretary of Health and the state’s physician general,” said the Biden transition team in a statement on Tuesday.
Levine, 63, has been Pennsylvania’s top health official since 2017.