December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Barb Hansen

Expanding Democracy in Challenging Times with Leslie Emerick, MPA, WSHPCO Director of Public Policy

This event is free for WSHPCO members. For information, email hansen@wshpco.org.

Leslie will be discussing the main elements of a Democracy and how the work that we do as citizens contributes to maintaining one. She will weave in how recent legislation and the public policy efforts by WSHPCO strengthens your profession and promotes palliative care and hospice in Washington state.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this session, participants will 1) understand 4 key elements of a Democracy; 2) understand how your participation in the public process strengthens Democracy; 3) understand how the public policy work that WSHPCO does strengthens your profession.

About the Presenter: Leslie Emerick, MPA, WSHPCO Director of Public Policy, has 26 years of public policy experience. She has represented WSHPCO since 2007 as a lobbyist and now as the Director of Public Policy. She was a Douglas County Commissioner and a legislative liaison for the state Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health. She has a Master of Public Administration degree, a BA in Speech Communication and Secondary Education with a minor in Political Science. Leslie started her contract lobbying business in 2006 and currently represents multiple health care related associations.