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Join Bevin McLeod, Co-Founder & President at Alliance for a Healthy Washington, Congressman Adam Smith, and State Representative Nicole Macri for a discussion about how policymakers can be the first stakeholders to move health transformations forward. The conversation will explore and facilitate opportunities for innovators of all types to be advocates and drivers in these larger changes, while providing real world examples of policy proposals aimed at understanding and curbing the cost of healthcare through an equity lens and a focus on the social determinants of health.
Congressman Smith represents Washington State’s ninth congressional district and previously served in the Washington State Senate. Congressman Smith currently serves as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the committee on which he has served since he was first elected to Congress. Throughout his tenure, he has been a staunch advocate on many health care issues, both national and local, to support affordable access to care including keeping costs under control, ensuring individuals are not denied coverage based on preexisting conditions, supporting the work of Community Health Centers (CHCs), and providing quality and affordable health care to low-income and medically underserved individuals.
Nicole Macri is an elected official representing the 43rd Legislative District of Washington State, and is a leader in working to bring comprehensive, sustainable, equitable, and affordable healthcare reform to our state. She has over 20 years of experience championing reform issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. Having been at the forefront of the Housing First movement nationally, she is a recognized leader in practical and effective strategies that end the homelessness of people living with serious disabilities. Macri holds a bachelors degree from Rutgers University and a masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Bevin McLeod is not your average healthcare policy wonk. As she can attest, the key to any good policymaking is open-minded creative thinking, stellar communication, and tenacity. Her background spans a diverse array of projects through an equity lens in economics, healthcare policy reform, community outreach, non-profit management, and agricultural and economic development in minority farming communities. Because of her diversity in experience, she genuinely listens to concerns and ideas, and mobilizes herself and others into actions that get results at both legislative and community levels.
At AHW, Bevin streamlines advocacy amongst stakeholders, breaks down barriers to access, and promotes education to influence meaningful change in healthcare policy at all levels of government - from formation to implementation. Prior to AHW, she was the program director for Health Care for All-WA where she advocated for health systems reform through legislation at the state level.