Consultants

Advocacy

Johanna Gray, MPA

Advocacy Consultant

A Senior Vice President at CRD Associates, Johanna serves the Hemophilia Alliance as a federal policy advocacy consultant. She has more than a decade of experience in health policy and government relations, working with clients to develop and implement successful advocacy strategies involving Congress and federal public health agencies. Johanna’s clients include patient advocacy groups, physician specialty societies, and associations of specialized treatment centers.

Johanna’s expertise in health policy ranges from the broadly applicable private insurance market reforms included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the specifics of Medicare reimbursement for particular physician services. During the ACA negotiations, Johanna led a coalition of seventy patient advocacy groups and other supporters, which successfully advocated for the elimination of lifetime limits on private health insurance in the law.

Having began her career as an intern for then-Senator Barack Obama, Johanna held several policy analysis and advocacy positions before joining CRD. Johanna received a Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Health Services Management and Policy from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Public Policy Studies with honors from the University of Chicago.