Who We Are

Founded in 2006, our mission is to support the next generation of health policy leaders through providing regular social, community service, and professional development opportunities. The Society is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-led organization; founded and run by young health professionals for young health professionals.

As the inter-related fields of health care delivery and health policy grow, so, too, does the need to identify and support future leaders in the field. As an organization, we aim to foster a sustainable and supportive community, developing and maintaining meaningful and long-term professional relationships and career-focused opportunities. To achieve this vision, the Society continues to actively recruit members, increase its visibility, convene topical conversations, and develop strategic partnerships.

Our bylaws can be found here.

What We Stand For

Statement of Values on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a volunteer-led and nonprofit organization, The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals or “the Society” is only as strong as the individuals we serve. Together, we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value of diverse perspectives and lived experiences in our community.

To uphold the values of all members, we affirm our intention to prioritize inclusivity and uplift the voices of marginalized communities. As such, we strongly encourage black, indigenous, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and people with disabilities among those of all backgrounds and identities to be active members. Likewise, we encourage all members to make a concerted effort to befriend those with experiences that differ from their own.

The Society is passionate about establishing a professional foundation for the health policy community that challenges the status quo, showcases diverse perspectives and motivates action. Specifically, we commit to facilitating conversations around health equity and its role across policy topics, interest groups and all levels of government through deliberate incorporation among programming and as a result of informal networking.

SHPYP Leadership

Executive Board

Quinn Hirsch

Quinn Hirsch

Chair

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Kelly Singel

Kelly Singel

Vice Chair

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Olivia Umoren

Olivia Umoren

Operations Director

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Brittany Argote

Brittany Argote

Communications Director

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Kei Helm

Kei Helm

Finance Director

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Veronica Charles

Veronica Charles

Membership Director

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Lauren Olcott

Lauren Olcott

Programming and Professional Development Director

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Emely Sanchez

Emely Sanchez

Programming and Professional Development Director

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Ijeoma Egekeze

Programming and Professional Development Director

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Steering Committee

Andrew Burnett, MBA

Andrew Burnett, MBA

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Chien-Wei Lan

Chien-Wei Lan

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Ryann Hill

Ryann Hill

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Jonathan Palisoc

Jonathan Palisoc

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Alison Hernandez

Alison Hernandez

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Nina Zhang

Nina Zhang

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Claire Ernst

Claire Ernst

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Advisory Board

These leaders in health care policy generously volunteer their time to provide guidance and enrich member experience for the Society:

Tim Dube, M.P.H.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, PCMA
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Joy Kraybill, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Senior Technical Advisor, Marketplace Eligibility & Enrollment Group, CCIIO, CMS, HHS
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Michelle Proser, M.P.P.
Senior Director, Healthcare, Financial Health Network
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Sarah Dash, M.P.H.
President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy
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Dean Rosen, J.D., M.S.
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
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Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.
Harold & Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy & Founding Chair of the Department of Global Health, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
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Murray Ross, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and Government Relations
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Ian Weston, M.P.P.
Administrative Director, MedStar Integrated Surgical Services, MedStar Health

Miranda Franco, M.A.
Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight
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Dr. Lauren Lyles-Stolz, PharmD
Congressional Health Policy Innovation Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives
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Ipsita Smolinski, M.P.H., M.B.A
Managing Director, Capitol Street
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Joel White
President, Horizon Government Affairs
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Katie Keith, J.D., M.P.H.
Associate Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
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Stuart Portman, M.P.H.
Senior Health Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
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