American Academy of HIV Medicine Names Leslie McGorman as Director of Public Policy

American Academy of HIV Medicine Names Leslie McGorman as Director of Public Policy

The American Academy of HIV Medicine today announced the appointment of Leslie McGorman, MPPA as their new Director of Public Policy. A seasoned professional in both federal and state government affairs, Leslie brings a wealth of political experience to the organization. Leslie has 20 years of health-policy experience – spanning the non-profit, governmental, and private sector. During that time, she has provided deep policy expertise for complex problems.

“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 nine years, Leslie was a registered federal lobbyist. More than seven of those years, Leslie spent at NARAL Pro-Choice America – a leading political and advocacy organization focused on preserving and expanding reproductive rights. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Policy Director, as well as built out the organization’s state-level advocacy and lobbying arm.

Leslie managed a team of healthcare lobbyists focused both on state and federal policy issues related to reproductive freedom, including advising NARAL’s 20+ state chapters and affiliates on legislative strategy. Leslie 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.

Leslie 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.

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About the American Academy of HIV Medicine: The American Academy of HIV Medicine is the nation’s leading independent organization of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in HIV care and prevention. Our membership of practitioners and credentialed providers manage the health of the majority of people with and at risk for HIV in the United States. The Academy’s mission is to ensure healthcare professionals have the resources needed to provide prevention, treatment and care for those living with or at risk for HIV and related conditions to achieve optimal health.