APIAHF
Senior Director of Government Relations & Policy

Amina is the senior director of government relations and policy for APIAHF. In this role, Amina oversees the policy, government relations and advocacy team where she develops strategies at the federal and state levels that promote APIAHF’s policy agenda. A lawyer by training, Amina combines a passion for health care with policy expertise to move the dial toward making quality, affordable health care a reality for all Americans.

Prior to joining APIAHF, Amina served as a director at the VENG Group where she provided guidance on policy, government affairs and strategic communications on a number of health policy matters for clients. Amina served as the VENG Group’s chief advisor on issues including racial and ethnic health and health care disparities, women’s health and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Amina was previously a Law Students for Reproductive Justice/Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at APIAHF, where she focused on implementation of the ACA, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. Amina received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law and holds a B.S. in Biology / B.A. in Chemistry from East Carolina University. Outside of the office, you can find Amina whipping up tasty creations that can be described as “Pinterest perfect.”

“As a the child of someone with complex, chronic conditions, I know all too well the feeling of being labeled a “pre-existing condition” and the sticker shock and anguish of not being able to afford life-saving medicines. That’s why I fight for health care as a right in the halls of Washington and beyond.”

 

    EXPERTISE

 

  • Public law and policy
  • Health policy and legislation
  • Regulatory work
  • Strategic communications
  • Public and private health insurance

  PROJECTS

 

  • Working with APIAHF staff and community partners to lead a Community Working Group of over 300 health advocates to introduce the Health Equity and Accountability Act (H.R. 5942)
  • Advancing health care quality for racial and ethnic minorities and underserved groups as part of national efforts to change how we deliver and pay for health care, including serving on the National Committee for Quality Assurance Consumer Advisory Council
  • Protecting health care access and the economic stability of immigrant families by opposing efforts to rollback coverage and economic supports and building support amongst policymakers for Health for All efforts