American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Stephanie E. Quinn as Director Of Division of Government Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Leslie Champlin
American Academy of Family Physicians

WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Stephanie E. Quinn today joined the AAFP as director of the Division of Government Relations. As director, Quinn will provide strategic and operational oversight of the AAFP’s federal and state advocacy activities aimed at advancing the AAFP’s legislative priorities.

“Stephanie brings nearly 15 years of federal and state health-related advocacy experience to the AAFP. Her expertise in working with government programs, federal regulatory requirements, payment reform and coalition building will strengthen the voice of family medicine as we work to ensure patient access to high-quality and cost-effective health care,” said Shawn Martin, senior vice president for advocacy, practice advancement and policy.

Quinn comes to the AAFP from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baltimore, where she served as vice president for federal government affairs. There she led the organization’s efforts to educate members of Congress, staff and federal agencies on health care legislation and regulations affecting drug pricing, insurance market reforms and Medicare. She also has served as assistant director for congressional relations for the American Society for Radiation Oncology and deputy director for government affairs for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

She is a member of the board of directors for Alluma, an organization founded to design policy and technology to improve access to public benefit services for low-income communities. Quinn is also on the advisory committee of the Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project, which supports youth boxing clubs, teen suicide prevention programs and local organizations that offer amateur athletics and/or after-school programs for at-risk youth.




Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

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