Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group

Chair's Corner

Welcome to the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group Website!

CDR Chinyelum (Chi-Chi) Olele serves as the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) Manager and oversees the development and implementation of strategies for advancing patient input in regulatory decisions as well as the coordination of outreach to patients and patient organizations, medical device industry, healthcare professional organizations, and other key stakeholders involved in high priority regulatory science program areas through the PEAC platform.

CDR Olele previously served as the Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist with the FDA Office of the Commissioner. She led the communication of the FDA drug compounding priorities with the National Board of Pharmacy, the 50 states elected officials, and tribal leaders.

CDR Olele joined the FDA in 2013, where she held positions in CDER’s Office of Generic Drugs and CTP’s Office of Science as a Regulatory Health Project Manager. Prior to joining the FDA, she served as a clinical pharmacist to the Native American tribe in Winslow, AZ and as the Chief Pharmacist to 2,400 male inmates in a medium security prison in Edgefield, SC.

CDR Olele began her PHS career as a Senior COSTEP upon completing her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Hampton University.



CDR Chinyelum (Chi-Chi) Olele


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