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Edward F. Howard, Executive Vice President.
Ed has headed up the Alliance since its formation in 1991. Previously, he served as general counsel for the Pepper Commission, a bipartisan congressional panel convened to plan for providing health coverage to all Americans. Before that, he directed public policy at the Villers Foundation and at the National Council on the Aging, and served as general counsel to the House Select Committee on Aging. He holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard University.


Sabah Bhatnagar, Operations and Health Policy Communications Associate.
Sabah joined the Alliance in July 2013. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.S. in biology in 2009. Since graduating she has worked with a variety of nonprofits in the DC metro area including Nonviolence International and GAMA International.


Sarah Dash, Vice President for Policy.
Sarah joined the Alliance in April 2014 as Vice President for Policy. Prior to joining the Alliance, she was a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She has also served as a senior health policy aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). She received her Master's in Public Health from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science from MIT.


Anastasia Dent, Director of Operations & Grant Management.
Anastasia joined the Alliance in November 2010. She previously worked at Children's National Medical Center in DC and has a background in non-profit development, fund raising and event management. She received her BA from St. Lawrence University.


Monica Laufer, Health Policy Associate.
Monica joined the Alliance in January 2015. She most recently worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee under Senator Michael Bennet as part of the Western fundraising team. Prior to the DSCC, she spent some time on Capitol Hill in Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office and in San Francisco writing for the local PBS station, KQED. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy.


Kevin McIntyre, Program Assistant for Health Policy & Congressional Outreach.
Kevin joined the Alliance in July 2014. Prior to that, he interned at Trust for America's Health and on Capitol Hill. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland.


Beeta Rasouli, Health Policy Associate.
Beeta joined the Alliance in June 2011. She previously interned and worked on Capitol Hill in both the House and Senate, and most recently was a legislative assistant to the former assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. She holds an M.P.H. from The George Washington University and a B.S. in psychology.


Marilyn Werber Serafini, Vice President for Policy.
Before joining the Alliance, Marilyn was the Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News. She was an award-winning health care and welfare correspondent for National Journal magazine from 1995 to 2010, and before that was a senior reporter for CongressDaily (now National Journal daily). She holds a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.


Dexter Williams, Program Associate.
Dexter joined the Alliance in July 2013. Immediately prior to joining the Alliance, Dexter was a staff assistant in Senator Benjamin Cardin’s state office. He has also worked at Men’s Health Network and HHS. Dexter graduated from Howard University with a BS in health administration and is currently pursuing his MPA from the University of Baltimore.


Jeanette Corona, Health Policy Intern.
Jeanette joined the Alliance in January 2015. She previously worked as a research apprentice for Dr. Amani Nuru-Jeter in the Department of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeanette has also worked several years with the Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Action Research Project, an initiative of the Women’s Fund of Monterey County in California. Jeanette is a Public Policy & International Affairs Fellow and a member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She will graduate with a B.A. in Social Welfare and a minor in Public Policy from UC Berkeley in May 2015.


Zsofia Parragh, Health Policy Intern.
Zsofia joined the Alliance in September 2014. She has several years of experience in the health policy and administration fields in the U.S. and internationally. She has worked in the Hungarian Parliament, Committee on Health Affairs, the pharmaceutical industry government affairs departments, the healthcare nonprofit sector, and the healthcare market research area. Zsofia is an economist from Hungary. She is a recent Master of Public Administration graduate with honors from Hilbert College.


Katherine Pincura, Health Policy Intern.
Katherine joined the Alliance in January of 2015. She recently graduated from Armstrong State University with a Master of Public Health degree and also holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University. Katherine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia-Athens. She has a background in human services and health consumer advocacy. Katherine is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health Leadership degree at Georgia Southern University.


 

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