[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/08/art.wh0407.gi.jpg caption ="Linda Douglass, a top spokeswoman on health care for the Obama administration, said Thursday she is leaving her post."](CNN) - Linda Douglass, a top spokeswoman on health care for the Obama administration, said Thursday she is leaving her post.
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the President, and leaving this great team is bittersweet," she said in a statement. "After nearly 2 years of work that has been exhilarating and grueling in equal measure, I am going to step off the treadmill for awhile and rediscover the experience of dining with my husband on a regular basis. It has been a privilege to be part of the health care team, and I will be cheering with pride from the sidelines as this historic law takes effect."
Douglass, a former ABC News correspondent, joined then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 and went to work for the administration after Obama was elected.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said Douglass "will continue to be a valued advisor to this President and this White House."
- CNN White House Producer Jamie Crawford contributed to this report