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Patricia Kelmar, JD

Health Care Campaigns Director, U.S. PIRG

Patricia Kelmar is the Senior Director, Health Care Campaigns for U.S. PIRG. PIRG is a federation of state-based, nonpartisan, citizen-funded Public Interest Research Groups in 23 states. Patricia honed her consumer and health policy skills as the Associate State Director for AARP (NJ) and later as Senior Policy Advisor to the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. Before joining PIRG, she spent a decade consulting for state and national nonprofits, offering policy analysis, strategic planning, media relations, and grant raising. She has a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. She is a licensed member of the Virginia Bar. She currently serves on the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee for CMS and has partnered with the National Quality Forum to better engage patients in quality measurement.