Josh Greenberg, JD, Vice President of Government Relations
Josh currently serves as the Vice President of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. His primary responsibility is the oversight of fiscal and public policy issues, including work on Medicaid/ CHIP, pediatric quality of care, child/ public health concerns, research, and medical education. Josh has been a member of policy leadership committees for Children’s Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Hospital Association and has served on the boards of several legal aid organizations. Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Northeastern University’s School of Law
Focus areas: public policy, health care access, Medicaid, consumer issues, health system
Candace Reddy, MBA, Senior Director of Payor Relations
Candace is the Senior Director of Payor Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for establishing, coordinating, and troubleshooting relationships with Medicaid programs and managed care entities including policy and payment strategies. Candace works across the enterprise to synthesize information related to public payors and implement strategies of patient and provider engagement relating to access. Before joining Boston Children’s, Candace was the Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development at CeltiCare Health and New Hampshire Healthy Families. Candace also worked in Massachusetts state government as the Assistant Secretary for Health Care Finance at the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. Candace earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from Clark University.
Focus areas: Medicaid policy, state government, payor relations
Amy Judge DeLong, Director of Federal & External Relations
Amy DeLong has worked in the Office Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital since February 2009. As the Director of Federal & External Relations, she leads the development and execution of the Boston Children’s federal legislative and regulatory agenda, while ensuring that hospital experts are engaged in the national and local policy landscape. She works to ensure Boston Children’s is a substantive contributor and leader on policy matters related to pediatric quality of care, access, medical research, and academic medicine. She represents Boston Children’s in government and health care communities in New England and beyond.
Amy previously worked in Washington, DC as a Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), where she handled social policy issues with a focus on health care. Before her work on Capitol Hill, Amy was a member of the government relations staff at the Children’s Defense Fund, a non-profit focused on developing and promoting public policies that support children and families.
Focus areas: federal government, Medicaid, research policy, medical education
John Riordan, MCRP, Director of Community Relations and Partnerships
John divides his time between the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Community Health as the Director of Community Relations and Partnerships at Boston Children’s. His primary responsibility is the development of strategic partnerships to advance the hospital’s community health agenda and to inform child health policy. John also coordinates the hospital’s work with municipal governments. He previously served as Director of Business and Civic Affairs for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA and Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Boston. John is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Harvard University.
Focus areas: city government, community partnerships
Kate Lewandowski, MS, Senior Project Manager
Kate is the Senior Project Manager in the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. She supports projects of strategic importance to the enterprise and tracks the policy
and regulatory environment to ensure hospital experts have timely input into regulatory developments and children’s health policy issues at the state and federal level. Before joining Boston Children’s, Kate was the Senior Policy Analyst on the children’s health team at Community Catalyst where she led the organization’s efforts related to refunding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in history of science and medicine from Yale and her master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard School of Public Health.
Focus areas: health care policy, health care management, health services research
Shannon Moore, MPA, Director of State Government Relations
Shannon is the Director of State Government Relations in the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for advancing the hospital’s legislative and policy agenda at the state level to support child health access and coverage and to promote equity and positive health outcomes. Shannon brings her experience in government from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she was Director of Legislative Affairs, as well as previous positions serving the Massachusetts legislature. Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Boston University and her master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Focus areas: state government, public policy, Massachusetts Medicaid
Amara Azubuike, JD, Director of Behavioral Health Advocacy and Policy
Amara is the Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Advocacy at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for advancing the hospital’s behavioral health policy agenda at the local, state, and national level to expand access to quality behavioral health care for all children. Amara works in close consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and also provides strategic direction and leadership to further the policy goals of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Before joining the Government Relations team, Amara worked in the Office of General Counsel at Boston Children’s Hospital where she implemented and staffed the hospital’s first MedicalLegal Partnership program. Amara also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Division at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Delaware Family Court. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the George Washington University Law School.
Focus areas: behavioral health policy, patient advocacy, Children’s Mental Health Campaign
Alexia Edwards, MPH, Government Relations Specialist
Alexia (she/hers) is the Government Relations Specialist in the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she supports the team in advocating for equitable health policy changes to improve the overall health of all children in the Commonwealth. The primary focus of her work is equitable access to pediatric behavioral health care, and as part of this work, she collaborates with the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Prior to joining the Government Relations team, Alexia was an Administrative Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for three years. Alexia received her Bachelor of Science in Behavior and Health from Boston University and her Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.
Focus Areas: behavioral health policy, health equity, health care access, Children’s Mental
Amanda Stewart, MD, MPH, Lead Physician for Clinician Advocacy
Amanda (she/her) serves as a liaison between clinicians within Boston Children’s Hospital and the Office of Government Relations, providing education and facilitating advocacy involvement for clinicians. Her research is focused on children seen in the emergency department for homelessness, screening for and addressing social determinants of health, and other health equity and policy-based projects. She has been involved in legislative advocacy to improve access to shelter for families experiencing homelessness, along with various other child health topics. Amanda received her Bachelor of Sciences from UCLA, her Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital) and completed fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by an Advocacy and Public Policy fellowship in the Office of Government Relations.
Focus areas: public health, state government, social determinants of health, housing instability, health equity
Rebeckah Orsatti, Business Operations Administrator
Rebeckah is the Business and Operations Administrator in the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Community Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. She handles the back-end operations for both offices, specifically focusing on budget, finance, personnel, regulatory compliance, and process improvement. An alumna of Dartmouth College, Rebeckah spent time working in the private and non-profit sectors before transitioning to healthcare; she joined Boston Children’s in 2014. She is proud to advocate side by side with such a dedicated team to improve the quality of life for children and families in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Focus areas: operations, community partnerships, PILOT
Stephanie Donatelli, MD, Advocacy and Public Policy Fellow
Stephanie is an advocacy and public policy fellow in the Office of Government Relations and recently joined as faculty in the Department of Neurology. Prior to her medical training, Stephanie served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where she worked with an organization that fostered community and social growth for children with disabilities through adapted sports and recreation. Because of this experience, her research interests include improving access to care and care coordination for children with epilepsy and special health care needs. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Sciences from Boston College and her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed pediatrics training in the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital) followed by child neurology residency training and pediatric epilepsy fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital..
Genevieve G. Guyol, MD, Advocacy and Public Policy Fellow
Gen is an advocacy and public policy fellow in the Office of Government Relations and is a fellow in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Prior to her medical training, Gen taught early elementary special education as a Teach for America corps member in Chicago. Her research and advocacy interests are in understanding medical factors, social factors, and parenting behaviors that affect early childhood outcomes and school readiness among NICU graduates. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Spanish from Middlebury College, a master’s degree in Teaching Special Education from National Louis University, and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her ediatrics training in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center