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.
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.
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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
Joy Kraybill, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Senior Technical Advisor, Marketplace Eligibility & Enrollment Group, CCIIO, CMS, HHS
Michelle Proser, M.P.P.
Senior Director, Healthcare, Financial Health Network
Sarah Dash, M.P.H.
President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy
Dean Rosen, J.D., M.S.
Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
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
Murray Ross, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy and Government Relations
Ian Weston, M.P.P.
Administrative Director, MedStar Integrated Surgical Services, MedStar Health
Miranda Franco, M.A.
Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight
Dr. Lauren Lyles-Stolz, PharmD
Congressional Health Policy Innovation Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives
Ipsita Smolinski, M.P.H., M.B.A
Managing Director, Capitol Street
President, Horizon Government Affairs
Katie Keith, J.D., M.P.H.
Associate Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Stuart Portman, M.P.H.
Senior Health Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Matt Reiter is a Vice President at Capitol Associates, a bipartisan government relations firm in Alexandria, Virginia that specializes in federal health policy. Since joining Capitol Associates in 2014, he has helped the firm’s clients advocate on legislative and regulatory issues including provider reimbursement, value-based payment systems, administrative simplification, and efforts to reform the U.S. healthcare system. Before his election as SHPYP’s Chair for the 2020-2022 term, he served as its Secretary/Operations Director from 2018-2020 and as a Steering Committee Member from 2017-2018. Matt is active in Toastmasters and currently serves as the Vice President of Education for his club, Old Town Toastmasters. Matt spends his remaining free time pursuing his serious hobby as a musician. On weekends, he is often playing guitar with his Grateful Dead tribute band, Great Northern. Originally from New York, Matt is a graduate of American University and resides with his wife in Washington, D.C.
Quinn is originally from northern Illinois and has a BA in Public Health from American University and a MPH in Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights from Boston University. She is a policy analyst at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget. Previously, she was the Associate Research Director for Health Policy at National Journal’s Network Science Initiative.
Collan Rosier has been providing strategic solutions at the intersection of business, public policy, and healthcare for a decade. He is Director of Government Relations at Navitus Health Solutions, LLC—a fully-transparent, 100% pass through pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company—where he leads all legislative and regulatory advocacy and public policy activities across 50 states and the federal government.
Previously, Collan was Director of Government Affairs at Maxim Healthcare Group—a national medical staffing and home healthcare provider focused on skilled nursing care for medically-complex patients. In that role, he oversaw Maxim’s legislative and regulatory relationships across the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and was a member of the program management office focused on community and population health strategies intended to address patients’ social determinants of health. Collan joined Maxim from an appellate litigation and strategic counseling firm where supported the firm’s Corporate Governance and Strategy practice.
Collan has a master’s in legislative affairs from the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in government and history from Georgetown University. He has been a member of SHPYP since 2017, serves on the Candidate Selection Committee at Maverick PAC (MavPAC) and is a mentor for StreetWise Partners in Washington, DC. A Michigan native, he now lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Myles Goldman is the Communications Manager for 340B Health, a nonprofit organization of more than 1,400 hospitals and health systems participating in the federal 340B drug pricing program. Myles is responsible for managing 340B Health’s social media presence and developing multimedia communications content. This has included creating and producing the association’s podcast.
Prior to joining 340B Health, Myles worked at public relations agencies Golin and Sage Communications. He earned his B.A. in Political Communication with a minor in Public Health from The George Washington University.
Outside of his time with SHPYP, Myles is the 2021 chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter and also is a member of the chapter’s Pro Bono Committee. He is originally from Massachusetts and is a big Boston sports fan.
Monet Stanford, PharmD, is Director, Policy, of the Association for Accessible Medicines. She works with leadership to identify and respond to key policy issues affecting AAM members. Monét develops and manages research opportunities and writes testimony, public comments, policy papers and other materials in support of those positions. She also collaborates with AAM’s communications team on content that advances the strategic goals and mission of AAM.
Dr. Stanford received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and Public Policy and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland. She furthered her clinical education through community based residency training at Purdue University and received formal policy-based training via an executive fellowship with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Prior to her current role, she managed government relations and regulatory affairs for pharmacy matters at Kaiser Permanente. Her professional experiences include serving in the Office of the Attorney General focusing on geriatric advocacy and as Clinical Policy Analyst with Centene Corporation. In the past, she has served as President of the Maryland Public Health Association Graduate Academy.
Ebunola Aniyikaiye is an attorney in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at Epstein Becker Green. She focuses her practice on a variety of regulatory and transactional health care matters, including fraud and abuse issues, health care compliance, privacy and security, and regulatory issues impacting digital health and emerging technologies. She also advises public and private clients in the development of legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies involving government health programs.
Prior to law school, she worked as a policy associate at American Public Health Association (APHA) where she worked directly with 53 state and regional public health association leaders on their policy and advocacy issues.
Ebunola received her Juris Doctor and MBA from American University. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in Public Policy Studies and graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and trying new restaurants.
Kelly Singel, PhD, (she/her) is a Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)*. She works to capture, communicate, and enhance the value of NIH research through stewardship activities including strategic planning, evaluation, and reporting. Her portfolio focuses on implementing mandates specific to the NIH in the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 and the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. In this role, Dr. Singel prioritizes communicating the impact of NIH research on science, health, and society to NIH’s stakeholders, the American people.
Dr. Singel received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Anthropology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of Pittsburgh, and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, with a focus in Tumor Immunology, from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her doctoral and post-doctoral work focused on identifying strategies to enhance the anti-tumor immune response in patients with metastatic ovarian cancer. In 2018, Dr. Singel was a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. There she gained experience translating her knowledge of biomedical research into health care policy recommendations. From 2019-2020, Dr. Singel was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the NIH.
Dr. Singel is proud to serve as an ambassador for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship and the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship by recruiting and empowering the next generation of scientists turned policy wonks. Aside from her professional interests, she enjoys traveling to wherever she can be on the water, hike a beautiful trail, or taste local wines.
*Dr. Singel serves SHPYP in her personal capacity.
Nick Page is a research consultant at The Lewin Group where he helps the National Director of Purchased Long-Term Services and Supports for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). In this role, he writes policy and improves operations, coordinates with internal VA and external government & private stakeholders, and supports around 750 field staff at the 150 VA Medical Centers nationwide. Nick also helps provide data and policy analysis for VHA’s Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, particularly with the implementation of the VA MISSION Act.
Nick received his B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior at Vassar College where he volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician, and played soccer and lacrosse. He grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts with a German Shepherd, and is an avid soccer fan, cook, and traveler.
Nikki Kanthety is a Case Investigator working with the Virginia Department of Health on their COVID-19 response. She is responsible for conducting patient interviews with people who have a laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspected diagnosis of COVID-19; in addition to providing health education and guidance in order to interrupt ongoing disease transmission.
Nikki previously worked as a Senior Health Policy Analyst at Logistics Management Institute (LMI) in McLean, VA. She supported clients such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), and United States Postal Service (USPS). In this role, she supported federal customers with program oversight and monitoring to reduce risks and develop mitigation strategies that lessen the stakeholder burden. In addition, she supported these programs with her operational knowledge and contributed to the programs’ models of care to deliver cost-effective health outcomes to customers. Ultimately, her goal is to create and promote policy that addresses access to affordable care for all and increases equity in healthcare.
Originally from Texas, Nikki has a BS in Biology and Healthcare Studies from University of Texas at Dallas and a MPH in Health Policy from George Washington University. When not working, Nikki can be found running, hiking with friends, and exploring the arts and cultural scene in DC.
Andrew Burnett joined ACLA in October 2021 as Director, Government Affairs. Prior to this role, he served as health policy advisor for Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) and health research and policy assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) under Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN). During his time on Capitol Hill, his portfolio of issues consisted of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, insurance and payment, health information technology, and delivery of care. Burnett also served as a clinic administrator for M.E.A Medical Clinics in Ridgeland, Mississippi and as a financial coordinator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
Burnett received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.
Chien-Wei is a senior manager of market access & payment policy at the BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). In this role, he develops and advances advocacy strategies with payers and policymakers to drive adoption of BD’s surgical and interventional technologies. Prior to BD, Chien-Wei was a senior policy analyst at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). He served as AdvaMed’s lead representative on End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) policy issues and worked on a variety of other reimbursement and coverage issues, including Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System, quality measures, and coverage of telehealth and other digital technologies. Chien-Wei has also served as a tank commander in the armored division of the Taiwan Army.
Originally from Taiwan, Chien-Wei received his B.A. in Political Science from National Taiwan University and his M.A. in Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Ryann currently manages federal policy and government relations for SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan with a mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent. In this role, she oversees Medicare and Medicaid policy at the federal and state level and works closely with policymakers to craft policies that improve the health of seniors.
Ryann received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Public Health, specializing in Health Policy, from The George Washington University.
Ryann is an active member of the Junior League of Washington and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Originally from Chicago, she currently resides in Prince George’s County Maryland with her Husband, son, and dog.
I was born to first-generation immigrants from the Netherlands and Philippines and grew up on a dairy farm a bit out of Sacramento. Professionally, I have a BS in Economics and Master’s in Public Policy from Berkeley with a specialization is in Medicaid financing and health reform. My career has spanned from reporting to the CA Medicaid director for 3 years, interning at Kaiser government affairs, consulting for the CA Select Committee on Health Reform and public hospitals, and working for CMMI & HHS as their primary Medicaid financing analyst. I also do some research work on the side on the effects of national coverage expansion on physician & hospital utilization.
Alison is a Mexican-American nurse and scientist turned health policy staffer with the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. Her journey to health policy started with her interest in helping older adults achieve their highest quality of life. During her Ph.D. studies, Alison focused her research on promoting physical activity for older adults with chronic health conditions. Her interests in older adult health and well-being brought her to Washington, DC, as a Health & Aging Policy Fellow (2019-2020), a program sponsored by Northwestern University and Columbia University. As a Health & Aging Policy Fellow, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives with Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala (former Secretary of Health and Humans services under President Clinton). Alison’s work as a Fellow on Capitol Hill motivated her to apply her nursing and research expertise to public service as a health legislative assistant. Alison is committed to creating policies that support our aging population and promote healthy life spans for all.
Alison has a Ph.D. (nursing) @ the University of Illinois at Chicago, MS @ DePaul University, Medical-Surgical Board-Certified RN. She is currently a Health Legislative Assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives.
An attorney, Nina Zhang currently advises health care start-ups on the regulatory and reimbursement environment. Previously, she worked on behalf of hospitals in the area of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement disputes, surprise billing lawsuits, and managed care litigation. She has authored numerous publications for the legal and medical community, including on topics such as health care pricing, surprise billing, drug pricing, value-based payment models, digital health, the False Claims Act, and disparities in health care. Her interest in health care policy and law stemmed from her work in law school, when she researched tax treatment of gender dysphoria.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and her juris doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
When she is not reading the latest health care laws, she enjoys roller skating, swimming, playing piano, playing clarinet, and cooking for family and friends.
As a Director of Government Affairs, Claire represents MGMA in Washington DC on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues important to medical groups, such as Medicare reimbursement, telehealth, and federal financial assistance programs available to physician practices. In this role, she informs policy makers in Congress and the Administration of the important role group medical practices play in the healthcare system and organizes grassroots campaigns on issues critical to physician practices.
Claire earned a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Franklin & Marshall College.
Joy Kraybill’s career has spanned both health program operations and health policy research. Whether through operations or research, her career goal is to contribute to the improvement of publicly-supported health programs.
Since 2012, Joy has worked directly on the implementation of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). At CCIIO, Joy initially built the team that oversees health plan issuers in the FFM, and she designed and implemented the program which trains and registers health insurance agents to sell plans on the FFM. She now serves as the Deputy Group Director for the CCIIO component that provides Marketplace consumers with eligibility determinations and enrolls them in FFM coverage. This group is responsible for an annual operating budget of over $300 million dollars, and the group’s work directly touches millions of consumers each year.
Prior to joining CCIIO, Joy spent 1.5 years supporting CMS’ Medicaid Integrity Group (MIG).
From 2009-2010, Joy led the Program Integrity Division for the DC Medicaid program. At DC Medicaid, she supervised all on going fraud investigations, established performance goals for the division, and ensured those goals were met.
Previously, Joy spent 9 years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she led teams in the development of Congressional reports and testimonies that focused on curbing fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
Joy initially launched her career as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Joy earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy at The George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University.
In addition, Joy serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and she enjoys mentoring young professionals.
Dr. Lauren Lyles-Stolz currently serves as the Congressional Health Policy Innovation Fellow at the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, she served as Executive Director for the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission. Furthermore, she was the first pharmacist German Chancellor Fellow researching Population Health Management primarily in Germany as a solution to ensure health equity, address rising healthcare cost, and to improve health outcomes. In her recent experiences, she has had the unique opportunity to regulate and support the profession of pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as meet and discuss health challenges and successes with international health experts in Singapore, Israel, Scotland, Spain, and Switzerland. She authored her first joint population health publication with Scotland and Germany titled, Population Health Management Approach: Integration of Community-Based Pharmacists into Integrated Care Systems: Reflections from the U.S., Achievements in Scotland and Discussions in Germany.
Since then, Lauren has spoken at diverse institutions to share her research findings, including the 2021 Health Technology Research Summit in Brazil.
Lauren graduated with her Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Lauren completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Eli Lilly and Company in U.S. and International Regulatory Policy and Strategy. The fellowship entailed her combining her patient care experiences throughout her pharmacy curriculum, background from national pharmacy associations (NACDS, NCPA) and FDA, with the pharmaceutical industry to improve patient access to innovative therapies. She also worked part-time as a pharmacist at a mail-order pharmacy making sure the right medications got to the right patients in the criminal justice system. Lauren then served as the Manager of Pharmacy Affairs at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, where she supported the association’s efforts to promote the transition of managed care pharmacy to value-based healthcare. These experiences and relationships both globally and stateside have shaped Dr. Lyles-Stolz’s passion to improve health for all.
Stuart Portman serves as Senior Health Policy Advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. In this capacity, he handles all policies related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and in the past has led policy development on issues related to the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplace, health taxes, and health information technology. Previously, he served as the Senior Healthcare Legislative Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for Senator Orrin G. Hatch, where he focused on Medicaid, Food and Drug Administration-related policies, and issues affecting individuals with disabilities. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Stuart received his Master of Public Health degree specializing in health policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University and his Bachelor’s in Biology and Political Science from the University of Denver.