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Joy Johnson Wilson
Health Policy Director
National Conference of State Legislators

Ms. Wilson is Federal Affairs Counsel and Health Policy Director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL represents the legislatures of the 50 states, its commonwealths, territories and the District of Columbia. As Federal Affairs Counsel, she assists with overall government relations, administrative, and public affairs activities in the NCSL Washington Office and is responsible for the operation of the Washington Office in the absence of the Director. As Director of Health Policy, she designs and implements the lobbying strategy for the conference on health care issues.

Ms. Wilson has been with NCSL since 1978. She took a leave of absence in 1989 to serve on the staff of the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, better known as the "Pepper Commission." On the Pepper Commission staff, she was the liaison to groups representing state and local elected officials, organized field hearings and worked on issues related to the impact of health care reform on small business. She recently served as a non-voting member of Medicaid Commission established by Secretary Mike Leavitt of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Wilson received a Bachelor of Science from Keene State College in New Hampshire and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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