Develops and directs a comprehensive and coordinated State legislative and regulatory affairs program for all fifty States. Engages in direct lobbying and develops policy materials on specific issues at the state level. Works with AAOS federal lobbyists to develop and implement dual track campaigns on various policy issues including in-office imaging and scope of practice policy. Assists state orthopaedic societies and their lobbyists in addressing state legislative issues of interest to the orthopaedic community. Staffs the BOC Committee on State Legislative and Regulatory Issues which is responsible for the Health Policy Action Fund. Solicits grant applications for and administers the Health Policy Action Fund. Identifies and prioritizes state legislative and regulatory issues which impact orthopaedic surgeons and their patients in conjunction with volunteer committees and appropriate health policy staff. Monitors, analyzes and prepares timely and concise advocacy resources on health policy issues. Prepares and distributes state legislative updates to appropriate orthopaedic audiences. Represents the Academy at various legislative and healthcare policy conferences. Develops relationships and coalitions with outside organizations including the American Medical Association and other physician specialty associations. Develop state legislative articles for AAOS publications – including Advocacy Now. Provides legislative and regulatory information for the AAOS Government Relations web page.
Senior Manager, Government Relations
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
317 Massachusetts Ave, NE., Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20002