ACHA Advocacy Update 2014

ACHA Webinars Presents:

ACHA Advocacy Update 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014
7-8 p.m. EST

Jodie Curtis and Jim Twaddell, Drinker Biddle & Reath

About the Webinar

Make your voice heard! Whether you’ve done this before, or you want to learn more about our advocacy program, join us for our ACHA Advocacy Update 2014 webinar. You will learn about our 2013 accomplishments and get an update on our priorities for 2014. Plus, learn how you can get involved, whether visiting your lawmakers with us during Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., on February 27, or from the comfort of your own home. If you are planning on attending Advocacy Day, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our issues and ask questions about this exciting event.


About the Speakers

Jodie Curtis is a senior government relations director in the Washington, D.C., office of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP. Jodie has considerable experience in government, congressional affairs and health care policy representing and advancing the legislative and regulatory interests of non-profit, advocacy and health organizations. Jodie has directed government relations for national non-profit health organization and also possesses substantial political experience, having acted as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Representative Thomas M. Barrett (current Mayor of the City of Milwaukee), as executive assistant for U.S. Representatives Lynn Rivers and Peter Barca, and as district director/legislative assistant for a Wisconsin State Senator.

Jim Twaddell is a government relations director with a broad range of government relations and lobbying experience and extensive knowledge of legislative issues related to health care policy, federal appropriations funding, grassroots initiatives and advocacy training. Before joining Drinker Biddle, Jim worked as the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and prior to that as deputy director of communications and as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.

About the Adult Congenital Heart Association

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life and extend the lives of congenital heart defect survivors. Through education, outreach, advocacy and promotion of research, ACHA serves and supports the more than 1.8 million individuals with congenital heart defects, their families, and the medical community. If you would like to find out more about our programming, please click here to visit our website. To support ACHA’s mission to improve and prolong the lives of heart defect survivors through a donation, click here.

The CHIP Network Management Team:

Robert Campbell, MD
Curt J. Daniels, MD
Christopher Hugo-Hamman, MD
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD
Maryanne Kessel, RN, MBA
Robert E. Shaddy, MD
Christo Tchervenkov, MD
Gary Webb, MD

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