Heidi Rebello served as the Acting Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs within the Office of External Affairs, Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (March 2020 – August 2020). In this role, Ms. Rebello led the Office of Media Affairs in disseminating information on key FDA public health activities to the news media quickly, thoroughly and openly, while also overseeing social media policy and programs, agency rollouts, and news media engagement with the Commissioner and other senior officials.
Ms. Rebello has more than 25 years of experience in government public affairs, media relations, strategic communications and message development. Prior to joining the FDA, she served as the Chief Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in Washington, D.C. Earlier in her career, she held positions in media affairs, community relations and state relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago.
She holds a bachelor’s in Journalism from Northeastern University in Boston.