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WALL OF FAME

A look at some of our past outstanding staff, fellows, and interns.
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James C. Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care, entitlement, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs.

 

Mr. Capretta spent more than 16 years in public service before joining AEI. As an associate director at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004, he was responsible for all health care, Social Security, welfare, and labor and education issues. Earlier, he served as a senior health policy analyst at the US Senate Budget Committee and at the US House Committee on Ways and Means. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Capretta was a fellow, and later a senior fellow, at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

 

Mr. Capretta regularly publishes his commentary on public policy in RealClearPolicy, where he is a contributor.

His published essays and reports include “Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform” (AEI, 2015), and “Increasing the Effectiveness and Sustainability of the Nation’s Entitlement Programs” (AEI, 2016). In addition, his book chapters include “Reforming Medicaid” in “The Economics of Medicaid: Assessing the Costs and Consequences” (Mercatus Center, 2014), and “Medicaid,” in A Safety Net That Works (AEI, 2017).

 

Mr. Capretta has been widely published in newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, including Health Affairs (where he is a member of the Editorial Board), The JAMA Forum, National Affairs, National Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Weekly Standard. His television appearances include “PBS NewsHour,” Fox News Sunday, CNBC, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and Bloomberg Television.

 

Mr. Capretta has an M.A. in public policy studies from Duke University and a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame.

Former Principal and Director, Health Policy Consulting

James C. Capretta
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Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, James is a senior at William & Mary double majoring in International Relations and French & Francophone Studies. He spent the summer after his first year studying abroad in Montpellier, France where he researched French political culture. He then travelled to Guatemala the next summer to study the theory and practice of international development. Back on campus, James is dedicated to serving his community both on and off campus. He currently acts as the Lead Tutor of the Tribe TutorZone to foster supportive collaboration in the undergraduate learning experience and works as a teaching assistant for the French Department. He is also the Unit Leader of W&M’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit where students volunteer their time to facilitate the operations of the US Coast Guard and inspire students to serve their communities.

Former Summer Fellow

James Card
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Originally from Nice, France, Romain recently graduated from the University of Oxford as a double major in History and Economics. There he held several leadership positions, serving as president of the Balliol Philosophy, Politics and Economics Society, treasurer of the Balliol Drama Society and producer in a theatre company. His personal research focuses on the evolution of French neocolonialism in the light of the European construction.Romain is particularly interested in supporting sustainable development in low-income countries, and has worked in that field for the Government of Monaco and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Former Research Aide

Romain Civalleri 
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Alison Courtney was a fellow at Civic Enterprises during the summer of 2013. Meanwhile, she earned her Masters of Public Policy at The College of William and Mary (where she also holds a BA in Economics and Public Policy). After graduating in 2014, Alison moved to Barcelona, Spain to work as a research and project assistant at ESADE Business School's Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (ESADEgeo). She moved back to Washington, D.C. in 2017 and is currently working as a management consultant for the federal government in her role as Experienced Associate at Guidehouse LLP. Alison also does pro-bono strategic consulting for nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area.

Former Summer Fellow

Alison Courtney
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Jennifer DePaoli is a Senior Researcher with the Learning Policy Institute. She was the Senior Education Advisor at Civic Enterprises.  Prior to joining Civic Enterprises, Jennifer served as an education policy researcher at Policy Matters Ohio, a state policy think tank, where she worked on state K-12 education policy analysis.  In this role, she authored Misleading Measurements, a report on highly rated urban public schools in Ohio and co-authored Avoiding Accountability, a report on charter school closure law in Ohio.  Jennifer also brings with her nearly a decade of experience teaching at the university and elementary/middle school levels.  She began her career in education as a 7th grade teacher at Leesville Road Middle School in Raleigh, NC, then later as a 5th grade teacher at C.O. Harrison Elementary School in Cincinnati, OH.  She most recently taught courses in educational foundations to pre-service teachers at the University of Akron and Ohio State University.  Jennifer earned her Ph.D in Education from Ohio State University, where she focused on state- and district-level K-12 education policy.  She also holds a Master's in Education and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton.

Former Senior Research and Policy Advisor

Jennifer DePaoli
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Matt Enloe is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Chicago Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University wth a Bachelor in Arts in 2015, with a major in philosophy and a minor in psychology. Prior to Civic, Matt was a Judicial Extern for a federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois. He previously served as an intern for the Cook County Office of the Public Guardian. Matt is a dedicated student leader, and serves as the president of multiple student organizations at UChicago Law, including the Native American Law School Association. His work at Civic focused on projects relating to the economy, education, and civic health. 

Former Summer Research Fellow

Matt Enloe
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Bucky Gerson is a research fellow at Civic Enterprises. He recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a masters in accounting focused in tax consulting. Prior to that, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where he received a B.A. in business with a focus in accounting. While at Rhodes College, he interned at the FedEx Services headquarters in the payroll accounting group. Throughout his academic career, he has traveled extensively - volunteering, learning about AIDS policy, studying Greek and Roman history, and visiting the accounting giants. When he is not working, Bucky enjoys cooking, gardening, reading fiction, and going to the movies.

Former Summer Research Fellow

Bucky Gerson
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Arya Hariharan is a Democratic Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. She is responsible for the Committee’s oversight of the White House, FBI, and Department of Justice, as well as working on joint committee investigations and the Russia investigation. Her legislative portfolio focuses on election security, cybersecurity, national security, white collar crime, civil justice, and surveillance issues. Previously, Arya was the Legislative Director & Senior Legislative Counsel for Congressman Hank Johnson, where she managed his legislative portfolio and supervised his DC legislative team. She was responsible his work on the Judiciary Committee and Armed Services Committee in addition to his technology, environment, energy, healthcare, and foreign affairs portfolio. Before working on the Hill, Arya was a lobbyist for the environmental law firm Earthjustice and for the American Association for Justice, as well as a legal fellow for the policy firm Civic Enterprises. She graduated from American University with a BA in 2007. She received her JD from the William & Mary School of Law in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia. She is a retired soccer player from Philadelphia, who currently lives in Washington DC with her rescued Great Dane Apollo.

Former Research Fellow

Arya Hariharan
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Alex Hayes is a research fellow at Civic Enterprises for the summer of 2018. He is a Class of 2019 undergraduate at the College of William & Mary conferring a B.A. in Government and French/Francophone Studies and participating in the Leadership & Community Engagement D.C. Summer Institute. At William & Mary, Alex will be on the Diversity Initiatives team for Student Assembly starting in Fall 2018 and he holds a leadership position in the Kappa Delta Rho Social Fraternity. He spent his 2017 fall semester studying at l'Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 in France, where he took courses on French civil law and cinema. At school, he is interested in racially and ethnically equitable policy, political theory, and public education. In his free time, he is a passionate Washington Capitals fan, an avid reader of James Baldwin, and a fan of the outdoors. He has contributed to the Great American High School Campaign, the Aspen High Seas Initiative, and other projects at Civic.

Former Summer Research Fellow

Alex Hayes
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Erin Ingram is a Policy Advisor at Civic Enterprises. Prior to joining Civic Enterprises, Erin served as an associate at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations for the Scaling What Works initiative, which worked to expand the number of grantmakers and public sector funders seeking to grow the impact of high performing nonprofits. In this role, she led communications and outreach efforts, assisted in the research and writing of publications, and the production of conferences and other learning opportunities that brought together innovative grantmakers from around the country. She has also helped to found a nonprofit providing education and healthcare to at-risk youth living in the slums of Nairobi, taught English to business professionals in Madrid, and served with City Year as a Senior Corps Member in a public school on the south side of Chicago. Erin earned her M.A. in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh, and holds a B.A. in History from the College of Wooster.

Former Policy Analyst

Erin Ingram
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Lily Nalulani Jenkins served as an an Ocean Conservation Research Fellow at Civic Enterprises. Lily has been zealous about conservation work since second grade. She has explored this passion as a previous intern with the National Park Service, Haleakala as well as with Maui Economic Development Board and Nene O Molokai. Lily has mentored middle school and high school students in leadership and STEM career development though organizations such as Rotary, National Park Service, Hawaii State Student Council, and Robotics. Notable achievements include being a two-time Intel International Science and Engineering Fair grand award winner placing 1st in the world in the category of Earth and Environmental Sciences for her research on the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of Red Mangrove along the south shore of Molokai. Additionally, Lily was a plenary speaker at the 2015 Esri User Conference in California. Lily plans to pursue a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information Science and Environmental Science, with a concentration in marine ecosystems.

Former Ocean Conservation Research Fellow

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Sarah Jenkins served as a Research Fellow at Civic, where her work focused on ocean conservation. She assisted in developing Civic's collaborative High Seas Initiative. Prior to interning with Civic Enterprises and attending Duke University, Sarah Jenkins held leadership roles in Maui County and Hawaii State Student Council organizations, mentored middle and elementary school students in STEM education, educated Molokai community members on environmental issues, presented at the Hawaii Conservation Conference on research, and led various projects regarding the sustainability and conservation of natural resources on her home island of Molokai, Hawaii. Sarah’s current research utilizes Geographic Information Systems to analyze the socioeconomic and ecological impact Red Mangrove is having along the southern coast of Molokai and its imminent threat to the fringing reef. This original research earned her 1st place in the world in the category of Earth and Environmental Science at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Her work caught the attention of Esri CEO, Jack Dangermond, who asked Sarah to be a plenary speaker before 17,000 geospatial professionals and software engineers at the 2015 Esri International User Conference in California. Growing up on the island of Molokai, Sarah has been committed to protecting Hawaii’s unique natural and cultural resources that has led her on a path to majoring in Environmental Science and Policy at Duke University.

Former Ocean Conservation Research Fellow

Sarah Jenkins
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Since her time at Civic, Austen Kassinger has been a founding teacher at Rocky Mountain Prep, a 2nd grade teacher with Teach for America Mississippi Delta, and served  various roles in charter and public elementary schools in Washington, DC and New Haven, CT. She is currently the Principal at Rocky Mountain Prep in Denver, Colorado. 

Former Research Fellow

Austen Kassinger
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Caroline Kelm served a research fellow at Civic for the spring of 2018. Caroline is a Political science student at Saint Joseph’s University in the graduating class of 2019. At SJU, Caroline is the President of Women’s Leadership Initiative, a club working to promote gender parity in the workplace. Much of her interests surround current events and social political issues. Her work at Civic is focused on education projects like the GradNation annual report and the Education Leads Home campaign.

Former Research Fellow

Caroline Kelm
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Mark Kumleben is a fellow at Civic. He's a Master's student in Politics at Claremont Graduate University, and holds a Philosophy BA from the University of Chicago. Academically, he focuses on the philosophy and policy of big data and AI. He is also a research intern at the Institute for the Future's Digital Intelligence Lab and an associate editor of Foothill: A Journal of Poetry. His previous work experience includes fashion journalism, psychiatry, and tyre fitting, and he has worked or studied on four continents. His hobbies include postmodern Central European literature, Arsenal Football Club, and hiking up mountains to get away from both of them.

Former Summer Research Fellow

Mark Kumleben
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Jacob McGrew was a Research Fellow at Civic Enterprises in the summer of 2012 as part of The Fund for American Studies program. As a Research Fellow, Jacob conducted background research related to the 2013 Building a Grad Nation Report. After receiving his bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Oregon, Jacob taught English in a Ukrainian high school as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2013 until 2016. Jacob is currently finishing graduate school at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where he will receive an MPA degree. Jacob plans to return to the United States and find work related to local governance and policy. Jacob is also the President of Bridge to Ukraine, an American non-profit organization which connects American donors to Ukrainian civil society.

Former Research Fellow

Jacob McGrew
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Kathleen is currently the Senior Director of Foundation Relations at the Student Conservation Association. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief Operation Officer and Chief of Staff for Civic Enterprises. She brought 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector where she has worked on issues related to dropout prevention and recovery, civic engagement, and college access.

 

Prior to joining Civic, Kathleen most recently served as the Deputy Director of Capital Partners for Education, a mentoring and college preparation organization for low-income DC youth where she led the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts during an unprecedented period of growth.

 

She previously worked for the Points of Light Foundation (now the Points of Light Institute) and later for Work, Achievement, Values & Education (WAVE), Inc. - a national dropout prevention and recovery organization. She also spent a year in Bangkok, Thailand teaching sixth grade English. Kathleen is the Advisory Board Chair for Public Allies DC. She earned her M.S. in NGO/Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in Public Policy and French from Syracuse University (Phi Beta Kappa).

Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff

Kathleen McMahon
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Jessica Milano is a vice president and director of ESG research for Calvert Research and Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management specializing in responsible and sustainable investing across global markets. She is responsible for overseeing the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) research on global securities, which focuses on identifying and analyzing ESG factors most critical to company performance and whose societal impact is most significant. Jessica leads a team of ESG research analysts conducting deep, proprietary research focused on material ESG issues. She joined Calvert Research and Management in 2018.

Before joining Calvert Research and Management, Jessica was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. Prior to her government service, she held positions as director of research at Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm, and with Promontory Interfinancial Network, a financial services firm with a network of over 3,000 financial institutions. She is also the author of several policy reports a member of the board of directors of Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization.

Jessica earned a BSc in government from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Former Senior Policy Advisor

Jessica Milano
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Laura Moore is Policy Associate at the Equality of Opportunity Project where she works with stakeholders across the country to develop scalable policies that empower families to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. She has a nearly decade-long career working in policy at the national, state, and local levels. She most recently served as the Senior Advisor for Education for Nashville’s last two mayors. In that role, she worked with the city’s non-profit and educational institutions to promote policies that spur innovation and support parents and teachers. She also worked closely with Nashville and middle Tennessee’s post-secondary institutions. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, Moore served as the Vice President of Policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as the Director of Innovation at the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Moore began her career as the project and policy manager at Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm based in Washington, D.C. A Memphis native, Moore earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her Masters of Public Policy from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

Former Project and Policy Manager

Laura Moore
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Rita was a fellow at Civic Enterprises during the fall of 2013. Immediately after working with Civic, she moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to join the Economics and International Business department at DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia, where she worked for a year and a half. She is currently a Research Analyst at Terra Alpha Investments LLC in Washington, D.C., where she is responsible for fundamental and environmental productivity research within the materials and utilities sector. She holds a BA in Economics and History from The College of William & Mary.

Former Research Fellow

Rita Morency
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Paige Oustrich was a research fellow at Civic Enterprises for the fall of 2018. Paige is a political science student at Elizabethtown College and is in the graduating class of 2020. Paige is participating in The Washington Center's academic internship program. At Elizabethtown, she is a representative in the Class of 2020 Student Senate, secretary of the Pre Law club, a tutor for the college's Learning Zone where she tutors fellow students in Comparative Politics and International Relations, and will become acting secretary of the college's Mock Trial club in the spring of 2019. Paige's interests include gender, racial, and socioeconomic equality, policy formation, and civil rights. In her free time, Paige enjoys playing basketball, practicing her karate moves, and watching the Eagles. 

Former Fellow

Paige Oustrich
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Lily served as Civic's Education Research & Policy Fellow in 2012 after graduating from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Anthropology and Environmental Science. After spending a year with Civic, she earned her MSc in Anthropology, Environment and Development at UCL in London carrying out her dissertation research int he Colombian Amazon on access to water. Lily currently works at WaterAid America in New York City as their Philanthropy Officer. In this role she manages key relationships with the goal of bringing access to clean water, toilets, and hygiene education to the poorest and most marginalized around the world. Lily also serves as Adjunct Professor of Science and Technological Literacy at Iona College.

Former Research Fellow

Lily Rubino
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Ryan Streeter is the director of domestic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees research in education, American citizenship, politics, public opinion, and social and cultural studies. Before joining AEI, he was executive director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Streeter has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Emory University, an M.A. from Northern Illinois University, and a B.A. from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Dr. Streeter has had a distinguished career in government service, which includes being deputy chief of staff for policy for Indiana Governor Mike Pence, special assistant for domestic policy to President George W. Bush at the White House, and policy adviser to Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith. He has many publications, and he was Vice President at Civic Enterprises from 2007 to 2008.

Former Vice President of Civic Enterprises

Ryan Streeter
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Megan Walker is the Vice President of Mobilization and Community Engagement at the March of Dimes, the world's leading organization fighting for the health of all moms and babies. Prior to joining March of Dimes, Megan Walker was the Senior Director of Enterprise-wide Corporate Partnerships at United Way Worldwide, the largest privately funded nonprofit organization in the world. In this role, she directed a coordinated effort with a network of United Ways focused on delivering consistent business and social impact value to UW’s top corporate partners.  Prior to this role, Megan served as the Chief of Staff at Civic Enterprises, and Assistant Director of Programs in the Executive Office and Strategy Department at Independent Sector, a national coalition of foundations and charities.  She serves on several boards, has two young children and lives in Alexandria. 

Former Chief of Staff

Megan Walker
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Caitlin-Marie Ward currently works as a Program Officer at Freedom House in their Latin American department. In this role, Caitlin-Marie directs programmatic, financial, and administrative aspects of projects focused on promoting democracy and protecting human rights in Central America and the Caribbean. Catlin-Marie has a long-standing interest and commitment to political, social, and economic issues affecting Latin America. While pursuing her master's degree, she spent the summer of 2015 interning at Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP) in Bogota, Colombia where she researched, wrote, and submitted an application to nominate a women's cooperative from the Department of Nariño for the 2015 Peace Prize. She has also interned at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States where she researched topics such as migration, gang violence in Central America, and the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in Latin America. Caitlin-Marie holds two degrees from Georgetown University—a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master of Artis in Latin American Studies.

Former Staff Assistant

Caitlin-Marie Ward
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Madelyn Webb is a research fellow at Civic for the fall and winter of 2017. She is a Sociology student at the University of New Hampshire, intending to graduate in December. At UNH, Madelyn participated in a diverse variety of research opportunities including interviewing and studying New Hampshire's oyster aquaculturists, investigating the rising popularity of the second-hand clothing market, and analyzing farmers' differing views on climate change in both rural New England and Bhutan. She volunteers at AIR, an arts camp for at-risk teen girls, and WISE, a domestic violence crisis center. Madelyn intends to pursue further studies in the burgeoning field of environmental sociology. 

Former Research Fellow

Madelyn Webb
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Originally from New Jersey, Kelly Wert is a sophomore at Georgetown University double majoring in Government and American Studies.  She has staffed the North American Invitational Model United Nations, simulating a UN conference for high school delegates.  She also works as an Economics Teaching Assistant.  Prior to joining Civic, Kelly interned as a Brand Manager at Nonviolence International, where she attended UN sessions and coordinated with other non-governmental organizations to promote advocacy goals.

Former Research Fellow

Kelly Wert
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At The Mission Continues, Mary is responsible for strategic engagement and thought leadership, including establishing and maintaining executive-level partnerships and engendering cooperation between The Mission Continues and a range of public, private and nonprofit entities.

Mary formerly served as Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor for Civic Enterprises, where she worked on issues ranging from education to civic engagement, national parks and malaria. Mary is co-author of "All Volunteer Force," the first-ever report on the civic lives of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The report examines the tremendous civic potential of our nation's newest generation of veterans and recommends paths forward to ensure that they are engaged in their communities, and it was launched in November 2009 with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Mary was a Governor's Fellow for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, she founded the national nonprofit Pancakes For Parkinson's, which benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. She was a Girls Nation senator in 2001 and returned as a counselor in 2003. Mary is married to an active duty Navy helicopter pilot, and they are currently stationed in Norfolk, Va.

Former Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor

Mary Yonkman
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