New Hires Set to Strengthen Alliance Capacity and Programming

Contact: Sarina Katz

Washington, D.C. — As part of an ongoing strategy to transform the Alliance for Health Policy to meet the needs of policymakers, supporters, and the broader policy community in our 30th anniversary year, the Alliance announced today a series of new hires. These additions will strengthen the capacity of the organization in programming, policy and content development, and audience engagement.

“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alliance as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we are proud to be building our team as we carry out our vision of bringing together evidence, experiences, and diverse perspectives to better inform and enhance the health policy discourse in America,” said Sarah Dash, president and CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy. “I am proud that our new colleagues, together with our outstanding current team members, bring a diverse set of professional backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives to our work.”

Christopher Holt, seasoned strategic thinker and health policy expert, joins the Alliance for Health Policy as vice president of policy. In this role, Mr. Holt will serve as a bridge between the Alliance and our stakeholders, sourcing insights on areas of greatest educational need and ensuring solution-focused convenings provide meaningful, timely, and in-depth content for our policy audience.

“Throughout my career the Alliance’s briefings and convenings have been an invaluable resource, so I am excited to join the team as we work to expand the scope and impact of our offerings,” said Christopher Holt. “My time serving on Capitol Hill led me to a strong belief that fact-based, respectful dialogue is crucial to an effective and vibrant policy process. The Alliance serves an important role in facilitating this type of dialogue and ensuring policymakers have access to trustworthy educational materials to support their important deliberations on behalf of the American public.”

Mr. Holt joins the Alliance from the American Action Forum (AAF) where he most recently served as director of health care policy. Before joining AAF, he spent time on Capitol Hill, serving in roles such as health policy advisor, and he began his congressional career with the Senate Special Committee on Aging. He holds a master’s degree in presidential and congressional studies from the Catholic University of America.

In addition to Mr. Holt, the Alliance announces 5 additional hires and a promotion:

  • Okey Enyia, MPH, Senior Policy Advisor
    • Joining from the DC Department of Health Care Finance
  • Anthony (Tony) Cutillo, Policy Manager
    • Joining from the National Governors Association
  • Raia Contractor, MPH, Program and Grants Manager
    • Joining from Baltimore City Health Department, Division of Aging
  • Matthew Salsbury, Program and Grants Manager
    • Joining from Vibrant Health (Kansas City, KS)
  • Elizabeth Dunne Richardson, Executive Assistant
    • Bringing 30 years of government and private sector experience
  • Kathryn Martucci, MPH, Senior Director of Program Strategy and Management
    • Promoted from previous Alliance position as Director of Policy and Programs

Read more about staff of the Alliance for Health Policy here »

About the Alliance for Health Policy

The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. We believe a better health care system begins with a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives. Regardless of their point of view, our audience recognizes the Alliance’s reputation as a well-respected source for unbiased health policy information.

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