Alliance Staff

Sarah J. Dash

President and CEO
Sarah joined the Alliance in April 2014 as vice president for policy. Prior to joining the Alliance, she was a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute in the Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She has also served as a senior health policy aide on Capitol Hill. She received her master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a bachelor of science from MIT. 202-789-2300

Kelly J. Appenzeller

Assistant Director of External Affairs
Kelly joined the Alliance in 2015 working on congressional communications and event planning for the organization. Today, her work at the Alliance focuses on development, stakeholder management, congressional outreach, and event execution. Her experiences before the Alliance range from K Street public relations to a press shop on Capitol Hill.  Kelly has a B.A. from St. Lawrence University. 202-789-2300

Anastasia Dent

Chief Operating Officer
Anastasia joined the Alliance in November 2010. She previously worked at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and has a background in non-profit development, fund raising, and event management. She received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University. 202-789-2300

Karl Eisenhower

Director of Communications and Special Projects
Before joining the Alliance, Karl was the health editor at RealClear Media Group, where he managed the launch of the RealClearHealth website, and a senior web editor at Kaiser Health News. Prior to that, he was the new media strategy editor at National Journal and the assistant managing editor for newsroom operations at Karl has a B.A. in political science from the College of Wooster and did some graduate-level studies in political science at Duke. 202-789-2300

Rena Hernandez

Office Manager
Before joining the Alliance, Rena worked as a field organizer for political campaigns in Ohio, where she trained and supervised campaign volunteers and coordinated voter education activities. Rena studied at Loyola University in New Orleans. 202-789-2300

Jared Perkins

Health Policy Associate
Before joining the Alliance, Jared was a casework manager and regional representative in the Northern Nevada office of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) where he worked on a health care, social security and education portfolio. He graduated with his master’s in public policy and administration from Northwestern University in 2016 and received his B.A .in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno. 202-789-2300

Jennifer Sullivan

Director of Policy and Programs
Before joining the Alliance, Jennifer was vice president of programs at Enroll America, where she built and managed a team of policy experts and was a core member of the organization’s leadership. Prior to that, Jennifer worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she helped develop insurance eligibility and enrollment regulations and provided technical assistance to state governments. Jennifer has a master of health science degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. in sociology from Kalamazoo College. 202-789-2300

Catherine Feuille

Health Policy Intern
Before joining the Alliance, Catherine was a research fellow at the Food and Drug Administration, working on vaccine development. Originally approaching the health field from a biomedical background, Catherine has developed a strong interest in policy and hopes to promote public health through legal advocacy and reform. She received her B.A. in biology and anthropology from Dartmouth College and is currently completing a master’s degree in public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 202-789-2300

Courtney Foster

Health Policy Intern
Courtney is a master’s candidate in public health at Tulane University with a concentration in public health policy involving health disparities and access to care. Before joining the Alliance, Courtney was a research assistant for the Social Policy Journal at ACORN International focused on examining and comparing state legislatures. She also completed an independent research project examining intercultural medicine in Viña del Mar, Chile while obtaining her B.S. in public health at Tulane University. 202-789-2300