American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Jodie has more than 25 years of experience in government, congressional affairs, and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, nonprofit, and global organizations. Jodie represents an array of global health organizations in Washington, DC. focusing on working with Congress and federal agencies to advance global health R&D policy and funding. In her work, Jodie is adept at fostering relationships with elected officials and their staff, working with the federal appropriations and authorization processes, building coalitions, and developing public policies and setting organizational priorities. Jodie has been recognized five times by The Hill as a Top Lobbyist.
Jodie, a frequent lecturer, regularly provides training programs to teach citizens about their government and how to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to her current position, Jodie served as an assistant director with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, deputy chief of staff for US Representative Thomas M. Barrett (D-WI), executive assistant for US Representatives Lynn Rivers (D-MI) and Peter Barca (D-WI), and district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny. Jodie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.