Health Care Government Advocacy
In the health care space, Jim represents the government relations interests of hospitals and health systems, nonprofit voluntary health organizations, physicians and allied health professional societies. He provides strategic counsel on legislative, regulatory policy, political and advocacy issues. Jim directly engages members of Congress and their staffs to advance authorization legislation, secure increased federal appropriations funding, and work with federal agencies on regulatory policies.
At the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Before joining the firm, Jim worked as associate director of government affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). He served as the lead lobbyist for appropriations, health care policy, higher education and veterans’ affairs issues.
Prior to joining AACN, Jim served as deputy director of communications and legislative aide to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), playing a key role in shaping the senator’s legislative and political strategy. He managed daily communication and coordination of policy issues with the Senator’s personal office staff; the Labor, the Health and Human Services and the Education Appropriations Subcommittees; and the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee, on which the Senator served as Chairman.