Sara Stevens is a director in APCO Worldwide’s Washington, D.C. Health Policy practice with more than a decade of experience in policy and strategic communications. At APCO, she works with a range of biopharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies to develop and advance communications, public policy, and government relations strategies related to drug pricing, market access, health care delivery systems, and corporate reputation.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Stevens served as a legislative advisor to United States Senator Michael Bennet, specifically supporting the Senator’s work as a member of the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committees. In her work, Ms. Stevens focused primarily on pharmaceutical and FDA-related issues, medical device and clinical decision software policy, Medicare and Medicaid, health information technology, and health reform. Ms. Stevens also covered appropriations and judiciary/immigration policy during her tenure with Senator Bennet.
Ms. Stevens previously worked in health care policy at a Washington, D.C. law firm, where she worked for a range of predominately not-for-profit clients, with an emphasis on federally-funded programs. Ms. Stevens has also worked as part of the Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy, and Government Relations team at a Fortune 10 company and in network television production.
Ms. Stevens earned her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where she received the Ginsberg Service Award, and graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech University.