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Meet Jerrica.

Georgia Native, Public Health Advocate, Health Policy Enthusiast

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Jerrica Mathis Senior Government Relations Manager
  • (202) 230-5193
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.

Over the years, Jerrica has sharpened her public health acumen by focusing on a variety of issues such as women's health, chronic disease, and health disparities. In 2009, she was selected for the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy fellowship and was able to further build expertise in health policy, health equity, and health disparity elimination. During her time on the Hill, she gained experience in policy issues related to improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities, as well as labor and employer issues, while working in the office of Congresswoman Donna Christensen and on the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. Following the fellowship, Jerrica continued to submerge herself in health policy by conducting trainings on how to educate state and local policymakers, promoting the role of Health Education Professionals in Affordable Care Act implementation, and executing advocacy summits to train future public health professionals on advocacy and policy change.

Jerrica received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science at Georgia Southern University and a master’s in health promotion and education at Virginia Tech. She currently shares an apartment with a feisty pomeranian in Washington, DC.