Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
The Arc of the United States
Julie Ward, Senior Executive Officer for Public Policy for The Arc, has over 30 years of experience representing people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities before Congress, the federal agencies, and state legislatures. She has particular knowledge and expertise in policies related to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, private health insurance, medical research, drug development and public health issues. She represented The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy for seven years as part of the Disability Policy Collaboration (DPC). In that role she had primary responsibility for budget and appropriations, employment, TANF, Medicare Part D, and transportation issues. She spent 18 years with the Epilepsy Foundation, the last ten years as the Senior Director of Government Affairs, overseeing the Foundation's federal and state advocacy program.
Sunday, October 13
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM