Audrey Smith is Executive Director of the Critical Access Hospital Coalition.
Audrey entered this position with a variety of experience in health policy research, analysis, and development. She previously worked for The Joint Commission in Washington DC, where she monitored healthcare policy and provided recommendations on outreach efforts to improve care quality and patient safety.
Prior to working for The Joint Commission, Audrey held the position of Government Relations Specialist at Mylan, Inc. where she analyzed legislation and advocated for improved access to generic medicines. Audrey also managed Mylan’s Political Action Committee, overseeing their fundraising, communication, and outreach efforts.
Before going to Mylan, Audrey served as Legislative Assistant to Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-1). During her time on Capitol Hill she handled a diverse array of issues, specializing in health policy.
Audrey received her undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College and is on track to receive her master’s in public policy from George Mason University in 2018.
Emma is Operations Manager of the Critical Access Hospital Coalition.
Emma comes to the Coalition with experience in communications, government data, and congressional affairs. She previously served in the Obama Administration in the Department of Energy’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington, DC.
Prior to serving in the administration, Emma worked on a variety of communications, web usability and design, and data projects as an intern in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, Grinnell College’s Office of Communications, the Iowa Democratic Party, and Senator Tom Harkin (Retired).
Emma received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College where she studied Political Science and Technology Studies.
Paul leads Strategic Health Care’s activities in the nation’s capital and has over 20 years of experience serving as the key strategist and advocate on behalf of clients on matters pending with the U.S. Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other federal agencies. >>Read Paul’s Full Bio
Devon is a Vice President in Strategic Health Care’s Washington D.C. office and focuses on policy and regulatory issues. She has a broad range of experience in research, analysis, and development, most recently serving as the Legislative Director for Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01). >> Read Devon’s Full Bio
Jason is responsible for all aspects of congressional relations at SHC. He has worked on the successful Democratic Senatorial campaign in Colorado and worked for Congressmen John P. Murtha and Patricky Murphy of Pennsylvania.
Jason holds a Juris Doctorate from the Drexel University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Political Science with minors in Prelaw and Economics. >> Read Jason’s Full Bio