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FAH Promotes Two: Evangelista to SVP, External Affairs and Richardson to SVP, Government Affairs and Counsel

June 30, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News

WASHINGTON - The Federation of American Hospitals is pleased to announce promotions of two veterans of the organization to the role of Senior Vice President. Leah Evangelista is now SVP, External Affairs and Erin Richardson is SVP, Government Affairs and Counsel.   

“The Federation is reimagining our Government Relations and Public Affairs teams to meet the unprecedented challenges presented by this pandemic. I am proud to promote two leaders who have stepped up during these turbulent times. Leah and Erin each bring years of strategic vision as well as a unique set of skills to their new roles. As we serve our member hospitals and their patients, I look forward to the counsel and leadership of Leah and Erin."

With FAH since 2012, Leah’s new role will include responsibility for the advocacy, political affairs and coalition strategy for the Federation. Leah also oversees all digital and creative functions for FAH as well as manages the public affairs team. Additionally, she serves as the Treasurer and Director of FedPAC – the FAH’s political action committee.

Erin, who joined FAH in 2017, will lead the Federation’s government relations functions, managing and directing FAH’s legislative strategy and advocacy. Additionally, she maintains an active policy and legal portfolio and advises the public affairs team.

Two others at FAH are taking on new responsibilities and getting new titles to better describe their roles. Sean Brown is now Vice President, Public Affairs and Digital Strategy and Claudia Salzberg is Vice President, Health Services Research and Policy.

You can learn more about the background of Federation staff by clicking here.