The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce that Jason Harris has joined as its new Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy. Harris is responsible for directing the planning, organization, and coordination of all aspects of NPF’s advocacy program, including oversight of the advocacy team and its volunteer network.
Harris has a decade of experience in advocacy and government relations. Most recently, he served as the Director of Public Policy at the Lupus Foundation of America, where he led regulatory and legislative policy efforts on issues related to access and affordability, patient-focused drug development and value assessment. Harris has also worked for the National Health Council (NHC) and the ALS Association. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland.
The NPF advocacy team also has several new team members. We’re excited to introduce:
- Sam Cox, State Government Relations Manager – Central
- Will Hubbert, Grassroots and Advocacy Manager
- Lucy Laube, State Government Relations Specialist – Western
The NPF Government Relations and Advocacy team brings the “voice of the patient” to legislative and regulatory efforts at both the state and federal level. As the patient advocacy organization for the more than 8 million individuals who live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the NPF engages with various stakeholders, including government officials, insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and employers, to spread awareness about the day-to-day challenges of living with psoriatic disease and advocate on behalf of policy changes that eliminate access to care barriers.