Stephen B. Hanse, Esq., President of NYSHFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren E. Pollow as Director of Government Affairs

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Lauren Pollow

Lauren is a results-driven health care consultant and lobbyist with six years of experience in public policy and has represented healthcare clients across the spectrum of care on a range of regulatory and legislative issues. She has an expert understanding of the legislative process and a proven track record of advocacy in front of the New York State Legislature, the Department of Health as well as the Executive Department. Her success in guiding clients through complex regulations and examining how shifts in policy impact provider operations has afforded Lauren the experience necessary to support the Association’s members on proposed legislation, regulations and policy initiatives. Lauren’s focus on proactive healthcare reform coupled with the vast experience of the Association will advise her engagement strategy with government officials, and she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the members in her new role.

Lauren began her lobbying career working for the healthcare consulting subsidiary of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Most recently, she was the Government Relations and Policy Associate for Capital Health Consulting LLC, a boutique health care consulting firm located in the Capital District. She developed a passion for health and human services as a Legislative Assistant for the New York State Assembly and focused primarily on rural healthcare initiatives and economic development legislation.

Lauren chairs the Capital District chapter of Lean In, a group for professional women to advance their careers through mentorship opportunities. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Healthcare Management.

Lauren may be reached at or at 518-462-4800 ext. 25.