Katie Adamson has over 27 years of experience in health policy, partnership development and strategic planning in the non-profit, private and government sectors. She currently serves as the Vice President of Health Partnerships and Policy for YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for the nation’s 2700 YMCAs. She provides guidance and consultation on healthy living policy, partnership and program strategies at the national level and for local Ys and the state alliances of YMCAs. She helps advance healthy living legislative and advocacy strategies at the state and federal level, including the drafting and implementation of legislative initiatives and accompanying policy documents; and, assisting with congressional, corporate and health partnerships. Katie serves on several national boards and advisory committees. Prior to working at YMCA of the USA, Katie spent several years as a managing director of public law and policy strategies at law firms in DC. She represented 25 chronic disease and disability non-profit organizations in their work with Congress and federal agencies. She drafted legislation, lobbied for and secured tens of millions of dollars annually through the health appropriations process for these not-for-profits, including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation and the Landmine Survivor Network. Katie is a graduate of the University of Virginia.