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Becky Beauregard brings to the Coalition more than 30 years of leadership experience with federal, state and local governments as well as nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Coalition last November, she directed executive education and training programs for the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University. From 1970 – 1984, Ms. Beauregard worked as senior policy staff to Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on budget, health, aging, housing, consumer and environmental policy issues. In the mid-1980s, she served as Executive Director of New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean’s Maternal and Child Health Project, establishing an innovative, evidence-based program to decrease the rate of infant mortality in the state. Ms. Beauregard served her community for more than a decade as Mayor and member of its governing body and as a board member and President of Family and Children’s Services of Central New Jersey. Her recent professional experience includes work as a senior congressional policy advisor to the Population Resource Center in Princeton, NJ and Macro International in Washington, DC. Ms. Beauregard maintains her strong interest in community service as President of the Pearl Merrill Institute for Children, a newly formed organization dedicated to reducing high risk behaviors in children, and as a Washington, DC advisor to Valid Nutrition, an Ireland-based charity.
Prior to joining NCHC, Mr. McNeely worked as Federal Health Care Advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, coordinating that organization's federal-level advocacy, communications and organizing through the national health reform debate and the first year of the law’s implementation. Mr. McNeely was previously employed with Service Employees International Union and its affiliates for seven and a half years where he helped health care workers advocate for strong patient care standards and affordable health coverage solutions in the face of rising costs. He earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University and studied international development and health promotion in rural India through the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Studies in International Development Program. Mr. McNeely graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.