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The District Policy Group is a bipartisan team consisting of lobbyists and public policy professionals, most with more than 15 years of experience in government relations, advocacy, Capitol Hill policy and politics, federal agency rulemaking, grassroots organizing, and coalition building. Our team has a unique combination of Capitol Hill tenure and in-house lobbying and policy experience at non-profit professional and advocacy organizations.

Ilisa Halpern Paul leads the District Policy Group and has more than 25 years of experience in federal government relations, lobbying, advocacy, and legislative and regulatory policymaking. Ilisa has a wide-range of issue expertise, including health care financing and delivery system reform, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care reform, public health, federal budget and appropriations, the Affordable Care Act and other health care reform efforts. ...Read more about Ilisa

Dr. Gingrey is a former U.S. Congressman who served Georgia’s 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. Given his medical background and local, state and federal public policy careers, he is uniquely positioned to provide public policy and government relations counsel to clients on issues related to health care, energy and environment, education, communications, and life sciences. ...Read more about Phil

Jeremy Scott
Jeremy Scott Senior Vice President

Jeremy Scott has nearly 20 years of broad government relations and lobbying experience. He has particular skill and knowledge in strategic planning, the federal appropriations and authorization processes, planning and executing Hill Days, and developing grassroots and grasstops programs....Read more about Jeremy

Jerrica Mathis
Jerrica Mathis Senior Government Relations Manager

Jerrica represents the interests of health care clients, including global health, biosecurity, non-profit patient advocacy, and health professional organizations; non-profit hospital systems; and medical device companies....Read more about Jerrica

Jim Twaddell
Jim Twaddell Senior Vice President

Jim Twaddell has extensive experience in and knowledge of the federal public policymaking and legislative and regulatory processes, strategic planning initiatives, and advocacy campaigns . Jim provides clients with counsel on legislative, policy, political and advocacy issues...Read more about Jim

Jodie Curtis
Jodie Curtis Executive Vice President

Jodie Curtis focuses on a broad range of policy, appropriations, and regulatory issues including global health, health and life sciences, agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, insurance, and environmental issues. She has nearly 25 years of experience in government, Congressional affairs and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, non-profit, and global organizations....Read more about Jodie

Jonathan Heppen
Jonathan Heppen Legislative Assistant

Jonathan is an experienced researcher and writer who tracks legislation, drafts memoranda and regularly interacts with congressional offices. He supports the District Policy Group in its efforts to anticipate and exceed client needs....Read more about Jonathan

Julie Scott Allen
Julie Scott Allen Senior Vice President

Julie Scott Allen has nearly two decades of experience as a government relations professional, advocating at the federal and state level and promoting legislative, regulatory and business agendas for non-profit and for-profit clients and national organizations. ...Read more about Julie

Julie Snyder Hyams
Julie Snyder Hyams Special Advisor

Julie Snyder Hyams represents clients before Congress, coordinates clients’ Congressional outreach and grassroots efforts, and develops floor statements, talking points, and other advocacy materials to support client priorities....Read more about Julie

Katie Christophersen
Katie Christophersen Legislative Assistant

Katie is a versatile policy professional with Capitol Hill and nonprofit experience responsible for tracking legislation, researching regulatory developments, drafting memoranda, and representing client interests. She supports the District Policy Group in its efforts to anticipate and exceed client needs. ...Read more about Katie

Sarah Mills
Sarah Mills Senior Government Relations Manager

Sarah Mills has extensive experience in policy consulting, government relations, and advocacy. Having provided strategic counsel to officials at both the federal and state levels of government and to health care industry investors, she is adept at creating, evaluating, and employing effective strategies to advance clients’ interests both on and off the Hill....Read more about Sarah

Tony Mitchell
Tony Mitchell Senior Government Relations Manager

Tony Mitchell is proficient in relationship building, advocacy and health policy. Tony represents the interests of health care clients, including non-profit, for-profit, and global health organizations to help advance their legislative and regulatory goals. ...Read more about Tony