Jim Kaufman, PhD
Vice President of Public Policy, Children’s Hospital Association
Advocacy and Outreach Director, Children’s Hospital Association
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Jim Kaufman serves as vice president of public policy at the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). Prior to joining CHA, Jim served as director of government affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Institutions.
He has advocated at the federal, state and local levels in the United States, addressing a variety of issues ranging from Medicaid regulations to Medicare physician payment reform. Jim’s experience also includes the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland General Assembly.
Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Schools. He is based in Washington, D.C.
For more than 15 years, Matthew Wright has managed advocacy campaigns on behalf of high-profile organizations and businesses. He’s succeeded in coalition building, advocacy and policy development, federal and state advocacy campaigns, public affairs, and both traditional and digital communications.
Matthew currently directs and implements strategies for building and mobilizing a national advocacy network, Speak Now for Kids, which engages families, teachers, health care providers, patient advocacy groups and others in support of children’s health care.
He provides direction and technical assistance to 200+ children’s hospitals in establishing, building and strengthening hospital-based advocacy programs – including grassroots and grasstops. Through his leadership, CHA was recognized as “Nonprofit Grassroots Organization of the Year” at the 2017 Reed Awards.
Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College (Mich.) and his Master of Arts degree in Political Management from The George Washington University and is currently based in Washington, D.C.
At the end of the session, each participant will:
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