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Sarah J. Dash, President and Co-CEO.
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 Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). She received her master's in public health from Yale University and a bachelor of science from MIT.

Marilyn Werber Serafini, President and Co-CEO.
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 masterís degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Kelly J. Appenzeller, Congressional Events & Outreach Manager.
Kelly joined the Alliance in July 2015. Before Alliance, she co-founded her alma materís social media team and overhauled much of the institution's digital and social media throughout her undergraduate years. The student team has been nationally recognized by CASE and other higher education publications. Her experiences in Washington include public affairs and strategic congressional communications. Kelly graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2015 with a B.A. in government.

Anastasia Dent, Chief Operating Officer.
Anastasia joined the Alliance in November 2010. She previously worked at Children's National Medical Center in D.C. and has a background in non-profit development, fund raising and event management. She received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University.

Karl Eisenhower, Director of Communications and Special Projects.
Karl joined the Alliance in May 2016. Before joining the Alliance, Karl was the health editor at RealClear Media Group, where he managed the launch of the RealClearHealth website, and a senior web editor at Kaiser Health News. Prior to that, he was the new media strategy editor at National Journal and the assistant managing editor for newsroom operations at Karl has a B.A. in political science from the College of Wooster and did some graduate-level studies in political science at Duke.

Jared Perkins, Health Policy Associate.
Jared joined the Alliance in January 2017. Before joining the Alliance, Jared was a casework manager and regional representative in the Northern Nevada office of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) where he worked on a health care, social security and education portfolio. He graduated with his master's in public policy and administration from Northwestern University in 2016 and received his B.A .in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Katie Rubinger, Senior Health Policy Associate.
Katie joined the Alliance in June 2016. Most recently, she worked with the policy team at Advocates for Children and Youth in Baltimore. She was previously a legislative aide in the office of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) where she worked on health and education policy. Prior to working in Sen. Nelsonís office, she worked on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. She graduated with her masterís in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 and received her B.A. from the University of Virginia.


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Watch the webcast of our June 20 panel discussion on biosimilar biological medications.

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Open Enrollment Preview: Checking the Vitals of the Marketplaces

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Essentials of Health Policy: Sourcebook for Journalists and Policymakers

The 2017 edition of the Alliance's Sourcebook is now live with the latest information and data on pressing health care topics. It also gives you a preview of the new Alliance website that will launch in the coming weeks.

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