Speaker: Jay Witter

Title/Position: Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Company: AAHomecare

About Jay Witter:

Jay Witter’s background encompasses over twenty years of legislative, political, and management experience. Since joining AAHomecare over six years ago, he has worked to advance the Association’s legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill as well as coordinate its political activities. As the senior lobbyist for the United American Nurses (UAN), AFL-CIO, Jay oversaw the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and political policies as well as procedures and positions. During the 2008 presidential election, Jay worked with a majority of the candidates on pro-nurse policies and initiatives. He was also appointed to Obama’s Health Care Policy Committee and organized a “Nurses for Obama” campaign. Before joining UAN, Jay worked as Vice President of Government Relations at the American Chiropractic Association, He successfully worked with ACA members for the passage of six specific chiropractic bills into law over the six years he worked at the Association. Jay has also worked on Capitol Hill for several members of the House of Representatives. He holds a BA in Political Science and a master's of Public Administration degree.