Speaker: Jay Witter, BA, MPA

Title/Position: Senior VP of Public Policy

Company: AAHomecare

About Jay Witter:

Senior Vice President of Public Policy Jay Witter’s background encompasses over 25 years of legislative, political, and management experience. Since joining AAHomecare over 10 years ago, Jay 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, 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, as well as organized a “Nurses for Obama” campaign. Before joining UAN, Jay worked as vice president of Government Relations at the American Chiropractic Association. Jay 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. Jay possess a bachelor's in political science and a master's of public administration.