Director of Engagement, Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)
Katie Dealy is the Director of Engagement for Dr. Murthy and the Office of the Surgeon General. The Surgeon General serves as the "Nation's Doctor" providing people in America with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury, and commands a uniformed service of more than 6,000 public health service officers serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps – one of the eight uniformed services – is solely committed to protecting, promoting and advancing the nation's health and safety.
Katie most recently served as the founding chief operating officer of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health and the University of Chicago. In that role, she oversaw the development of the Center, its strategy, and its growth from serving 3,000 families over eight years to more than 5,000 children annually across the country through multi-sector collaborations. Previously, Dealy worked for the national offices of Teach For America from 2010 to 2016, most recently serving as chief of staff to the CEO from 2013 to 2016. While at TFA, Dealy managed high-stakes strategic projects and oversaw the organization’s efforts to grow the pipeline of TFA alumni who pursued careers in public service. She created the Capitol Hill Fellows Program, a year-long bipartisan fellowship program on Capitol Hill and she oversaw formal partnerships between TFA and national education organizations. Prior to TFA, Dealy worked in early childhood policy and communications for the city of Chicago, Start Early, and at a private family foundation. She started her career as a teacher in Oakland, California.
Katie earned her BA from Cornell University and her MA from Columbia University.