Jennifer Sunshine, a director in APCO Worldwide’s Washington-based public affairs practice, assists health care clients in navigating complex policy issues, legislative mandates and regulatory challenges.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Sunshine spent several years with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Health Care practice, assisting several high-profile health care clients on legislative and regulatory matters, external communications efforts, and issues advocacy. Ms. Sunshine spent over four years developing business and regulatory requirements for state-based exchanges and providing technical assistance to support open enrollment. She also supported Booz Allen’s FDA team in preparing the Office of Generic Drugs for the implementation of the second Congressional authorization of the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments II program.
Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Ms. Sunshine served as a senior health policy analyst for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association for health insurance providers. During her time with AHIP, she led AHIP’s work with member companies associated with building consensus around health care claims data analytics initiatives and performance measurement standards. She also regularly interfaced with standard setting organizations, such as the National Quality Forum and the National Committee for Quality Assurance to advocate member positions.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Sunshine served as the manager of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, now known, as the Association for Accessible Medicines, where she helped facilitate dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, members of Congress, and other stakeholder groups on critical legislative, policy, and regulatory issues impacting the timely approval of generic pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Sunshine holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the George Washington University.