October 19, 2017

In the Office

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) – Arlington, VA
Senior Director of Federal Government Relations – Present

Direct and develop pro-chiropractic legislation and policies before Congress and relevant federal agencies as lead advocate for the premier professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic, the third largest primary care provider group in the nation.

Patient’s Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA) – Washington, DC
Chairman – Present

Chairman of coalition of fifteen healthcare trade associations representing over one-million allied health providers reimbursed through Medicare Part B meeting regularly to coordinate activity on policy issues of mutual interest. Coalition activity centers on improving patient access to quality care in a rapidly-changing system of delivery while improving patient outcomes and bending the cost-curve downward. Responsible for budget, development of message and supporting materials, and leading lobby efforts on Capitol Hill.

Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum (NVHPF) – Alexandria, VA
Steering Committee – Present

Oversee programming for organization comprised of 40 health care specialty societies; professional associations; trade associations and other non-profit organizations that meet to discuss timely health policy issues, receive briefings from health policy experts, and forge relationships with policy makers including senior staff of the U.S. Senate Finance and HELP Committees; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Coalition for Patient’s Right’s (CPR) – Bethesda, MD
State & Communications Workgroup – Present

Guiding participant in coalition of 36 professional membership organizations representing 3.5 million licensed health care professionals committed to ensuring comprehensive healthcare choices for patients by advocating for providers ability to practice to the full extent of their training, certification and licensure, and works to ensure that transparent, patient-centered scope of practice guidelines promote consumer access to safe, high-quality and cost-effective healthcare.

Congressman Jerry Weller (IL) – Washington, DC
Senior Legislative Assistant / Health Policy Aide – 2003-2009

Developed and implemented legislative and policy agenda on behalf of senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives sitting on the House Committee on Ways and Means. Majority of work focused on Medicare, Social Security, Tax, employment, and veterans. Produced press releases, articles, and op-eds on relevant issues. Served as staff lead for Congressman in his roles as Deputy Whip and member of NRCC Executive Committee. Worked with House leadership to coordinate policy and procedural activity. Participated in Congressional Staff Delegation to China and led roundtable discussion with Ministry of Commerce Deputy Minister for the U.S. and Pacific Rim.

Republican House Policy Committee, Subcommittee on Technology – Washington, DC
Staff Director – 2003-2009

Directed Chairman Weller’s technology agenda, including roundtables with Department of Homeland Security and technology industry associations, culminating in official House Policy Committee document “A Technology Agenda for Freedom, Economic Growth, Competitiveness and Jobs.” Served as staff liaison to Speaker’s High Tech Working Group.

Weller for Congress – Joliet, IL
Campaign Manager – 2006

Orchestrated $2 million re-election of Congressman Weller, achieving a 55% victory in an exceedingly difficult political environment in which 30 targeted incumbents were defeated. Supervised staff of five full-time employees and coordinated with media, polling, and finance consultants. Election plan included paid and earned media with aggressive voter ID, contact, and turnout programs; grassroots outreach with local elected officials and organizing coalitions of industry/issue groups supportive of Congressman’s re-election.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee – Washington, DC 
Committee Clerk – 2002-2003

Worked with senior committee staff to complete 42 hearings and 23 markups covering all issue areas under the Committee’s jurisdiction including preparation of statements, questions, and briefings with the White House and relevant Agencies; expert witnesses, Members of Congress and advocacy groups. Assisted with legislative procedure, including preparation of Rules Committee testimony, and Floor activity.

Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee – Washington, DC
Senior Staff Assistant – 2001-2002

Assisted Staff Director and professional staff with legislative recommendations, witness selection, and policy briefings, including: Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Bipartisan Patient Protection Act, Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform Act of 2001, Medicare+Choice Program, and Health Savings Accounts.

EDUCATION
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, B.A. (With Honors), 2000

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
University of Chicago Hospital Project Medical Education, 2005
U.S. Naval War College Graduate Degree Program, 2003
Congressional Research Service Legislative Process Institute, 2001

AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
Illinois State Society, Member of the Board – Present
Knights of Columbus, Cardinal O’Boyle Council, 2013 – Present
Young Republican National Federation, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
American Chiropractic Association, Employee of the Month; Five-Year Service Award, 2014
Guest Lecturer, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2009 – 2012
National Association of Community Health Centers Distinguished Congressional Staff Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Alexandria City Public Schools, Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Advisory Committee, 2003
Honorary Citizen, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, 2002