Elizabeth Kwasnik, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

About_Us-_HC_Advocacy_EK.pngElizabeth joined NACHC in 2014 after managing the grassroots program at the Parkinson’s Action Network for four years. Not your typical DC policy wonk, Elizabeth discovered her interest in the nonprofit world after deciding against applying to medical school and volunteering at a free clinic in Yorktown, VA. After earning a degree in Neuroscience from The College of William & Mary (go Tribe!), she moved to DC for grad school at George Washington University, studying forensic science. It was during grad school that she more or less happened upon advocacy, and got hooked.

At NACHC, Elizabeth oversees the Key Contact and ACE programs, board member engagement and the BMAC program, as well as increasing clinician involvement in advocacy. With the country divided up among the team into geographic regions, Elizabeth serves as the primary point of contact on all things advocacy for: the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

When she’s not at the office, Elizabeth enjoys reading, cooking (Ina Garten wannabe!), volunteering, and biking. In a previous life, she worked at a winery and loves red wine. She’s currently working toward WSET certification. In fact, if she won the lottery, she’d move to Napa and buy a vineyard.

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