Meet the Policy Team

Patrick Kwan, Senior Director, Advocacy and Communications

Phone: 212-437-3927Email: Patrick Kwan (he/him/his) 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: 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, MPH, Policy and Advocacy Manager

Phone: 212-437-3907Email: Maura Harris serves as PCDC’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, working closely with senior staff to manage and expand PCDC’s local, state, and federal policy efforts. Maura joined PCDC in 2019 after five years working 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 Medicare and Medicaid contracts. There she developed and facilitated Galileo’s community advisory board while directly managing the care of a small panel of high-utilizing patients. She previously held administrative, operations, and clinical roles at One Medical. Prior to moving to New York, Maura worked at the Koegel Autism Center in Santa Barbara, California, conducting research on the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) technique. Maura graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Sociology and a BFA in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her MPH in Health Policy from New York University's School of Global Public Health.

Naomi Abraham, CDC PHAP Policy Fellow

Email: Naomi Abraham is Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)’s CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) policy fellow. She works in PCDC’s Advocacy and Communications department on policy issues relating to primary care access and health equity. Prior to joining PCDC, Naomi worked at the United States African Development Foundation as the Entrepreneurship Assistant where she was responsible for developing partnerships within the entrepreneurship funding ecosystem that can help broaden and strengthen USADF's support to youth and women entrepreneurs. She also supported the development of numerous projects across the entrepreneurship portfolio. Naomi also worked as an intern at John Snow Research and Training Institute in Ethiopia, where she conducted monitoring and evaluation on numerous projects implemented to reduced reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates in the country. She has also co-founded the Journée SIDA Organization, a nonprofit in Ethiopia focused on supporting orphans with HIV/AIDS. Naomi is an Ethiopia native and a graduate of East Carolina University. She speaks four languages including English, French, Amharic and Italian fluently.