Public Policy Committee
Staff Liaison: Shandie Covington
Chair: Emily Blumberg
Past Chair: Jeffrey Crippin
Co-Chair and Board Liaison: Richard Formica
John Bayton - Patient Representative
The AST continues to build upon its mission of advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care through its advocacy efforts. The Public Policy Committee meets monthly by phone to receive updates on current transplant-related legislative and regulatory activities, develop and refresh the Society's key position statements, and provide input to the Board of Directors as needed in these areas. In addition to these calls, committee members partner with transplant community members (candidates, recipients, living donors, caregivers) in Washington DC to speak with Congressional representatives to share both personal and professional insight related to key transplantation issues.