Serves as a liaison between Congress and clients. Kasayah keeps clients in the know about the latest Hill actions as well as connecting clients to the Hill, strategically making the Hill more accessible to clients. Kasayah is particularly interested in antitrust and competition policy, and labor laws.
Katie Pischke, Senior Health Policy Associate. Works with our health care clients to strategize and implement solutions between a variety of organizations and Congress. Katie keeps clients in the loop on Hill actions, agency news, and movements in the health policy world. A great connector, Katie takes pride in building bridges between policymakers and clients to achieve our goals. Formerly an employee of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Katie is passionate about the intersection of health policy and civil rights in the United States and around the world.
Kimberly Rueda, Associate. Kimberly assists the team by working as a liaison between Congress and clients. Her responsibilities include keeping clients up-to-date with the DC political scene by attending Congressional hearings, writing memos, and planning events. She is particularly interested in Immigration and Healthcare policy, as well as advocating for the Latinx community.
Julio Lainez, Vice President. Experienced bridge builder and policy wonk with deep understanding of technology, appropriations, foreign, and labor policy. Julio is at ease negotiating bill revisions and devising legislative strategy and development. He also has strong relationships within the Congressional Tri-Caucus.
He has cultivated great relationships within the House & Senate, and committees like Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Transportation & Infrastructure; Ways & Means; Energy & Commerce; Senate Appropriations; Finance; Budget; Foreign Relations; and Banking.
Julio has a nearly ten-year career on Capitol Hill in both the House and the Senate as legislative director for Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and as aide for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
He loves reading about President Lincoln and his favorite quote is, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
Brady King. Partner. His twenty-five years of government and advocacy experience position him to develop strategic solutions for an array of clients across a broad spectrum of issue areas. Senior posts in the House and Senate, the Obama Administration, and the private sector make him uniquely qualified to put clients in positions for the highest levels of success.
Josh Hurvitz, Partner. Brings years of experience as an in-house corporate lobbyist to serving NVG’s clients. Successful consensus builder within coalitions and trade associations. Expert in copyright law, international trade, competition policy, and telecommunications. Grew up in New York politics, serving as Legislative Director for a member of the House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees.
Eden Shiferaw, Vice President. Experienced relationship builder and political strategist. Works to bridge the divide between stakeholders and decision makers in Washington. Expertise in healthcare, food, technology, civil and human rights policy. Understands coalition management and development. Advises clients in political action committee growth and political giving strategies. Strong relationship with Democratic policymakers including Congressional Black, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander caucuses and Progressive Caucus.
Bonnie Hogue Duffy, Partner. Expertise in Medicare, health reform, health insurance issues, and FDA. Significant experience with prominent consumer organizations, health care companies, and coalitions, including management of the MapRx Coalition. Worked for the Senate Aging Committee, Senator Jack Reed and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.
Abby Bownas, Partner. Coalition manager extraordinaire, currently running the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (adultvaccinesnow.org). Subject matter expert in vaccine policy, diabetes-related policy issues, and preventive health. Broad reach in the patient advocacy world. Strong understanding of nutrition, housing policy and community development. Significant experience with nonprofit organizations. Served on the federal affairs team of the American Diabetes Association and worked in the House and Senate.
Lisa Foster, Partner. Deep subject matter expertise in public health issues including vaccine policy; FDA drug, device, and tobacco issues; the Orphan Drug Act; and newborn screening. Legislative expertise through work with the Senate HELP and Appropriations Committees. Relationships with key health staff. Advises health care companies and nonprofit advocacy organizations. Worked for Senator Jack Reed for 10 years, leading his health care work.