Meet the Policy Team
Patrick Kwan, Senior Director, Advocacy and Communications
Phone: 212-437-3927Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick Kwan is Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a national nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution dedicated to building and strengthening the nation’s primary care infrastructure. At PCDC, he combines his passion for advocacy with his background in public health and community development to help build healthier, more equitable communities. Patrick leads PCDC’s policy and communications team to advocate for expanding and increasing primary care access and investments to build health equity, improve health outcomes, and lower health care costs. Prior to joining PCDC, he expanded smoke-free housing and other model tobacco control policies as Director of NYC Smoke-Free at Public Health Solutions. A Chinatown NYC native, Patrick led award-winning media campaigns for the historic neighborhood on behalf of The September 11th Fund, NYC & Company, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation as well as served as Communications & Development Director for the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation. He also worked in animal protection as the national Director of Grassroots Organizing and New York State Director for The Humane Society of the United States and in human rights and corporate accountability as a Field Organizer for Amnesty International USA. He currently serves on the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board, Stonewall Community Foundation Quarter Share Leadership Council, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Sterling Fellows Network.
Sasha Albohm, Director of Federal Affairs
Phone: 202-788-2525Email: email@example.com A specialist in federal health policy, Sasha Albohm serves as Director of Federal Affairs at PCDC, working with the CEO on strategic initiatives and project management, as well as directing all organizational policy and advocacy efforts. Sasha joined PCDC after seven years in Washington DC, most recently serving as a Legislative Assistant for Senators Bill Nelson and Senator John F. Kerry. Throughout her time in the Senate, she worked on legislation impacting Medicaid and Medicare, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and on Senator Kerry’s team for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee). Prior, Sasha represented domestic and global health clients at the Glover Park Group, including advocating for affordability and access provisions ultimately included in the health reform law. A native of Brooklyn, Sasha has a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Williams College.
Maura Harris, Policy and Advocacy Manager
Phone: 212-437-3907Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Maura Harris serves as PCDC’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, working closely with senior members of the Advocacy and Communications team to manage and expand PCDC’s local, state, and federal policy efforts. Maura joins PCDC after nearly five years in primary care practice and delivery. Most recently she served as Health Advocacy Lead at Galileo, a primary care provider group working under value-based contracts. There she worked to develop and facilitate Galileo’s community advisory board while directly managing the care of medically and socially complex patients in both Medicaid and Medicare populations. She previously held administrative, operations, and clinical roles at One Medical, interacting with both commercial and Medicare populations. Prior to moving to New York, Maura worked at the Koegel Autism Center in Santa Barbara, California, conducting research on the Pivotal Response Treatment technique. Maura holds a BA in sociology and a BFA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara and will be completing her MPH in health policy from New York University in May 2020.