Policymaker Roundtable

Policymaker Roundtable with Representative Jeffrey Sánchez

MNN will be hosting its second Policymaker Roundtable of 2017 with Representative Jeffrey Sánchez.

When:  Wednesday, July 26th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Where: Associated Grant Makers, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA 02110.

Register here.  Please note: Policymaker Roundtables are open to MNN members only. Learn about becoming an MNN member here.

Representative Jeffrey Sánchez serves as Massachusetts State Representative for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District, which includes the Boston communities of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale, along with Precinct 5 of the Town of Brookline, MA.

In February 2015, he was appointed the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. Prior to this role, he served as the House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Health for six years.

Representative Sánchez’s overall legislative agenda is driven in large part by the issues faced in his district. It emphasizes initiatives that address access and retention in education, public infrastructure development, workforce development, public health, and affordable housing.

His healthcare work is focused on evidence-based health policy reform, particularly for underserved communities. He has passed several major pieces of health legislation, including comprehensive reforms on compounding pharmacy practice and school nutrition programs, as well as expanded public health data sharing, enhanced practice for nurse midwives, and was instrumental in several key provisions of Chapter 224, the 2012 Massachusetts health care cost-containment law.

Representative Sánchez currently serves on a number of professional organizational committees, including the English Language Learned Task Force, the Advisory Council Design Industry Group of Massachusetts, National Conference of State Legislatures Federal Health Reform Implementation Task Force, the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, and as Treasurer of the National Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs. Rep. Sánchez also serves on the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Advisory Board, the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety Advisory Board, the National Conference of State Legislatures Federal Health Reform Implementation Task Force and the Telehealth Working Group, the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, and as Treasurer of the National Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs.

Previously, Chairman Sánchez served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development, where he helped usher through the Commonwealth’s life sciences commitment. He also worked in the Boston Mayor’s Office from 1995 to 2001 and ran the 2000 Census for Boston. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a Masters of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a current instructor at the Center for Public Health Leadership at the Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health.

About MNN’s Policymaker Roundtable Series:

In 2016, MNN launched its Policymaker Roundtable series, which brings together MNN members and government leaders to have candid conversations about issues impacting the nonprofit sector.

We believe these meetings will not only benefit our members, but also increase the awareness and support for the vital work nonprofits undertake each and every day.

Please note, the roundtables are only open to members of MNN. To find out more about membership or to join, click here or email us at membership@massnonprofitnet.org.

2017 Policymaker Roundtables:

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Senator Jennifer Flanagan, May 16, 2017


2016 Policymaker Roundtables:

Ronald L. Walker, II, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, December 12, 2016



Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, September 14, 2016



Mary Beckman, Assistant Attorney General, April 15, 2016



Karen Spilka, State Senator, January 26, 2016

Support of the 2016 Policymaker Roundtable series was provided by the Hyams Foundation through its Special Opportunities Fund.