Okey K. Enyia is a native of Chicago, IL. and currently serves in the Division of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services – reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. He is also Founder & CEO of Enyia Strategies, LLC – a health policy consulting firm that provides advising, research support, policy analysis, project management, and legislative strategy for individuals and entities seeking measurable ways to influence policy on issues related to health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health and health in all policies.
As a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Policy Fellow (2014-2016), he worked for Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). During his time with Senator Murray on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee he played an instrumental role in signing into law the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Chicago State University. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Biochemistry from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
His new book “Indisputable: The Story of a Favored Son” can be found on Amazon and Kindle or on his website www.enyiastrategies.com. The book takes the reader on a journey of finding purpose by overcoming adversity. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, music, reading and giving back to his community as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
– Okey Enyia