Seemin Pasha has more than 15 years’ experience developing legislative and regulatory strategies to influence health care policy. As Vice President of External Affairs, Seemin oversees communications, policy and lobbying efforts for the Alliance of Community Health Plans, merging advocacy and messaging into a cohesive national strategy. Prior to ACHP, Seemin managed advocacy efforts around prescription drug policy and health care delivery issues at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Her background includes policy development and legislative and regulatory lobbying on the Affordable Care Act, Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Medicare Parts B, C and D and issues related to payment alignment and care coordination between Medicaid and Medicare.

Howard Shapiro is ACHP’s Director of Public Policy, working in the areas of policy development, analysis, regulations and advocacy. He joined ACHP in 2008. Howard has extensive health policy experience in Washington, D.C. as a senior manager of membership organizations, including the American College of Physicians (ACP), where he was vice president for Public Policy. He headed ACP’s policy development and advocacy work on health care reform, physician payment and a wide range of Medicare, Medicaid and public health issues.

Immediately prior to joining ACHP, Howard was the first executive director of State Associations of Addiction Services, an organization representing state provider associations and community-based prevention and treatment programs for substance use disorders. There he was responsible for advocacy, education, management, member services, and other functions, including serving as project director of several government and foundation-funded grants and contracts.

Howard has also done consulting work and research for the federal government, foundations, and nonprofit organizations on issues that have included quality improvement, health coverage trends in the workforce, and access to health care. Earlier in his career he was Deputy Director of the Washington Office of the Governor of New Jersey and a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Howard is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Andrew leads ACHP’s efforts to achieve public policy objectives and plays a key part in developing and implementing policy strategy.

Prior to joining ACHP, Andrew served on AARP’s Federal Government Affairs team, where he worked on private health insurance issues. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee Chairman in the New Jersey Legislature and as Deputy Press Secretary to a US Senator.

Andrew holds a B.A. in policy studies and history from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a M.P.A. from Rutgers University.