Washington, DC—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) welcomes two new directors to its Washington, DC office:
- Stephanie Glier, MPH, will serve as a Director of Federal Advocacy overseeing a portfolio of issues focused on children's access to care, quality, and financing.
- Mandy Slutsker, MPH, will serve as Director of Global Child Health Advocacy, leading the AAP's efforts to champion global child health priorities to Congress, federal agencies, and global policy organizations.
Stephanie comes to the AAP after having spent the past five years in San Francisco working as a senior manager of national health policy for the Pacific Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization composed of private employers and public agencies focused on creating increased value in the healthcare system. Prior to that, Stephanie worked in health policy in Washington, DC for several years, holding key positions for the Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Commonwealth Fund.
Prior to joining the AAP, Mandy worked for more than nine years at RESULTS, a grassroots advocacy nonprofit organization focused on ending poverty. She brings a passion for children's health to her role, having worked on TB, HIV, vaccines, and child nutrition. Prior to RESULTS, Mandy worked at BRAC University's School of Public Health, John Snow, Inc., AIDSTAR-One Project, the National Institute of Health's Division of Occupational Health and Safety, and was an orphanage volunteer for young children in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
"Right now, children need strong champions in Washington, and the AAP is thrilled to welcome two experienced advocates to help advance the Academy's agenda at a pivotal time," said AAP Chief Executive Officer (interim) Mark Del Monte, JD. "Stephanie and Mandy's expertise and dedication will enrich our work, whether by fighting harmful regulations that restrict children's access to the Medicaid program or promoting maternal and child health globally. We look forward to seeing all they will achieve for children."
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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds.