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Thursday, February 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Advocacy 101

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This workshop will show first-time advocates, such as enrollment assisters, how to work with public officials on key health-related issues and how to connect with people to build coalitions. Participants will also gain increased understanding of state and federal policy.


Lisa Olson

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Lisa Olson, MSW currently serves as the Director of Policy and Programs for the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA). In this role, Lisa leads a team focused on outreach and enrollment efforts while directly providing Wisconsin’s 17 Community Health Centers with state and federal policy analysis with a specific focus on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Association team facilitates a Certified Application Counselor... Read More →


Jeff Martin

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Jeff Martin is the Senior Director for Field Advocacy Training at ACS CAN, a position he has held since 2006. He is responsible for the development and implementation of ACS CAN’s nationwide training opportunities for volunteers and staff. In particular, these include ACS CAN’s National Leadership Summit & Lobby Day, a multi-day training and lobbying event for 750 volunteers and their staff partners, and ACS CAN’s State Lead Ambassador... Read More →

Jessie Menkens

Alaska Volunteer and Advocate
Jessie Menkens has worked in Alaska’s nonprofit sector for the past decade, focusing on early care and education policy, philanthropy and community building. Ms. Menkens worked at Thread, Alaska’s early care and education referral network and the Alaska Community Foundation before joining the Alaska Primary Care Association in 2014. Ms. Menkens manages a statewide Navigator program, oversees a team of enrollment professionals, manages the Get... Read More →
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Jane Sheehan

Government Affairs Associate, Families USA

Thursday February 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Congressional B Lobby Level

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