NCHC Team Members
Shawn Martin currently serves as the interim CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care. Shawn is the Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and is responsible for overseeing the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the Division of Practice Advancement at the AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan. In this role, he directs legislative and private sector advocacy on issues such as physician payment and medical liability reform.
Prior to joining the AAFP senior management team, Martin served as director of government relations and health policy and director of socioeconomic affairs at the American Osteopathic Association. He began his career at AOA as the assistant director of congressional affairs from 1999 to 2000, when he was promoted to deputy director of government relations and director of congressional affairs. In 2006, he was named director of government relations and health policy and, in 2011, he also became director of socioeconomic affairs at the AOA.
Martin has served on the National Quality Assurance Coalition Patient Centered Medical Home Advisory Board, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice Transformation Advisory Board, the Hospital and Facilities Accreditation Program Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Panel. He serves in leadership roles of several coalitions in Washington, including a six-year period as chair of the Health Coalition on Liability and Access. He also is an active member of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, where he has served in several official leadership roles since its inception in 2006.
In 2010, Martin received the Ryland Medal for Health Policy from the New York Institute of Technology, and in 2009, he received the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association President’s Citation. He was named by The Hill as one of the top 10 health care lobbyists in Washington, DC.
A native of Oklahoma, Martin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing from Phillips University in 1992.
Ann is supporting NCHC’s strategic focus on health care affordability. Under the guidance of the board, NCHC is convening members and stakeholders to promote policies to address the major drivers of health care cost growth.
Ann has over 25 years of experience working in health policy and advocacy roles. She recently served as the Executive Director of the Delaware Health Care Commission, where she collaborated across state government and with private stakeholders on health system transformation and the management of a CMMI State Innovation Model grant. Ann was the Director of Policy for the Permanente Federation of Kaiser Permanente from 2010 to 2017, and the Director of Health Policy for SEIU during the union’s efforts to enact the Affordable Care Act.