by Stephani Simmons
April 17, 2017
Vice President of Federal Affairs,
Mara McDermott serves as the Vice President of Federal Affairs for CAPG, heading up the association’s federal legislative and regulatory activities in Washington, DC. Mara works on behalf of CAPG member organizations to advance policies that promote coordinated care. This role includes advocacy and education efforts with members of Congress and their staffs, the Administration, and other health policy stakeholders.
Prior to joining CAPG, Mara was Counsel in the health industry practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. In this role, she focused on a variety of issues affecting health industry clients, with a particular emphasis on health policy and regulatory issues facing physician organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and academic medical institutions. Mara received her JD with high honors from George Washington University School of Law and her MPH from George Washington University. She received her BA from the University of California, Davis.