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AHCA names new Government Relations director

October 7, 2011
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The American Health Care Association (AHCA) announced Thursday that it has appointed Kim Zimmerman as Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations.

Zimmerman is an experienced health policy veteran and advocate, said AHCA President Mark Parkinson. “During this critical time, I know Kim will be an effective voice for the interests of the long term care community,” Parkinson said in a statement.

Zimmerman is no stranger to Capitol Hill and its influence on the healthcare industry. She has served as a legislative assistant to Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). She has also held federal affairs leadership roles for a biopharmaceutical company called Cephalon, and the health insurance company Wellpoint. Most recently she was director of U.S. Government Relations for ONE, a global nonprofit organization advocating for the poorest people worldwide with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.