The American Academy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Medicine recently announced the appointment of Leslie McGorman, MPPA, as its new Director of Public Policy. A seasoned professional in both federal and state government affairs, Ms. McGorman possesses 20 years of health policy experience that spans the nonprofit, governmental, and private sectors. Ms. McGorman will oversee the Academy’s extensive advocacy efforts, which seek to advance policies that support the ability of the HIV care provider to deliver optimal care to people with HIV and ensure access to treatment and prevention options.
Leslie McGorman, MPPA
“We are excited to have Leslie join the team during this important time, when ending the HIV epidemic is within our reach,” said Executive Director Bruce J. Packett. “Her expertise at both the state and federal levels, as well as in helping to turn advocacy efforts into lasting change, will undoubtedly serve Academy members well.”
For nearly 9 years, Ms. McGorman was a registered federal lobbyist. She spent more than 7 of those years at NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading political and advocacy organization focused on preserving and expanding reproductive rights.
Ms. McGorman built up the organization’s state-level advocacy and lobbying arm and served most recently as Deputy Policy Director. She managed a team of health-care lobbyists focused both on state and federal policy issues related to reproductive freedom, including advising NARAL’s more than 20 state chapters and affiliates on legislative strategy. Ms. McGorman also served as a spokesperson for the organization as well as a nationally recognized subject-matter expert on the status of women’s reproductive rights in the United States.