Director of Federal Government Relations & Health Policy
Sarah Buchanan is responsible for identifying and pursuing federal issues of significance to individuals with psoriatic disease, developing policies and resources to advocate on these issues, and representing the NPF in federally focused coalitions and before federal policymakers. In addition to advocating directly to federal policymakers within Congress and the Federal Agencies, she will also advocate directly with the private insurance sector and other allied stakeholders to improve policies and advance the health and wellness of the psoriatic disease community. She is based out of the Alexandria, VA office.
Buchanan is a 12-year health policy veteran with a passion for collaborating with patients, families, and providers on public policies to improve patient access to care. Prior to joining the NPF, Buchanan established an impactful advocacy program at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, including leadership in state and federal coalitions. She has also served as an appropriations lobbyist with a focus on medical research programs at the Health and Medicine Counsel. In her free time, Buchanan enjoys outdoor sports, particularly kiteboarding and rock climbing.