We like to think of the HAN staff as lean, but mighty. We’re a diverse and passionate group…which puts us in great company with the larger hospice community.

Mark Slobodien– Mark is a seasoned lobbyist with years of experience on Capitol Hill and lobbying for other non-profit organizations. He excels in strategic thinking and finding a path forward. He is responsible for implementing the legislative agenda as set by NHPCO’s Legislative Affairs Committee.

Mark Slobodien
Director of Legislative Affairs
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Lauren Drew–  Lauren brings a wealth of experience in grassroots organizing, database management,  and political management. She connects grassroots advocates with their Members of Congress, provides advocacy training, and lobbies Congress on our issues. Lauren is also our liaison with the Council of States, and co-Manager of the MyHospice Campaign.

Lauren Drew
Sr. Manager, Advocacy and State Relations
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Sydney Shepherd-   Sydney comes to us with experience in other small, grassroots oriented non-profit organizations. She is the lead coordinator of the MyHospice Ambassador’s program, staffs our Public Policy Committee, and handles our social media communications.

Sydney Shepherd
Policy & Advocacy Specialist
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