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Meet the Team

Joshua GreenbergJosh Greenberg, JD, Vice President of Government Relations

Josh is an attorney and currently serves as the Vice President of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. His primary responsibility is the oversight of fiscal and public policy issues, including work on Medicaid/ CHIP, pediatric quality of care, child/ public health concerns, research, and medical education. Josh has been member of policy leadership committees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and has served on the boards of several legal aid organizations. Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Northeastern University’s School of Law.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, public policy, health care access, medicaid, health system transformations




Kathryn AudetteKate Audette, MSW, Director of State Government Relations

Kate is the Director of State Government Relations at Boston Children's Hospital. She provides strategic oversight and leadership of the hospital's state policy advocacy agenda on child health priorities as well as hospital financial and regulatory affairs. Kate is also an adjunct faculty member at the Simmons College and Boston University Graduate Schools of Social work where she teaches and develops experiential, skill-based policy courses for social workers in a traditional classroom settings and online learning programs. Kate obtained her Bachelors of Science from Worcester State University and her Masters in Social Work from Salem State University.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, state government, health care access, Medicaid, social determinants




Kate GinnisKate Ginnis, MSW, MPH, MS, Director of Behavioral Health Advocacy and Policy

Kate Ginnis is the Director of Behavioral Health Advocacy and Policy in the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is part of the leadership team of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, a coalition whose goal is to guide advocacy and policy strategies for youth with mental health disorders and their families, including access to care, quality of care, and system/ organizational analysis and improvement. Kate has worked clinically for over a decade as the Associate Director of Emergency Psychiatry at Boston Children’s. She is a graduate of Harvard College and holds dual Masters in social work and public health from Boston University, and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, state government, behavioral health, mental health, Children's Mental Health Campaign


Amy DeLongAmy Judge DeLong, Manager of Federal Government Relations

Amy has been the Manager of Federal Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital since February 2009. She leads Boston Children’s federal advocacy efforts related to pediatric quality of care, access, medical research and academic medicine. Amy previously worked in Washington, DC as a Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), where she handled social policy issues with a focus on health care. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Amy was a member of the government relations staff at the Children’s Defense Fund, a non-profit focused on developing and promoting public policies that support children and families.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, federal government, Medicaid, research policy, medical education




John RiordanJohn Riordan, MCRP, Director of Community Relations and Partnerships

John divides his time between the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Community Health as the Director of Community Relations and Partnerships. His primary responsibility is the development of strategic partnership to advance the hospital’s community health agenda and to inform child health policy. John also coordinates the community and municipal approval processes for the hospital’s facility expansion projects. He previously served as Director of Business and Civic Affairs for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA and Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Boston. John is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Harvard University.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, city government, community partnerships




Katherine LewnadowskiKate Lewandowski, MS, Senior Project Manager

Kate is the senior project manager in the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. She supports key projects a variety of areas, including accountable care, real estate, and behavioral health. Kate tracks regulations to ensure hospital experts have timely input into regulatory developments at the state and federal level. Prior to joining Boston Children’s, Kate was the senior policy analyst on the children’s health team at Community Catalyst where she led the organization’s efforts related to refunding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in history of science and medicine from Yale and her master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard School of Public Health.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, state government, public health, prevention, Children's Advocacy Network



Jamie GaynesJamie Gaynes, MPH, Government Relations Specialist

Jamie is the Government Relations Specialist at Boston Children's Hospital where she focus on policy issues related to public health and prevention. Jamie also oversees the Office of Government Relations voter registration and education effort, digital communications, and internship program. Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, she was the Children’s Health Coordinator at Health Care for All, where she managed a intersectional coalition working to improve the lives of children and families by addressing the social determinants of health. Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University and her Master’s in Public Health from Boston University.

Focus areas: child health advocacy, state government, public health, prevention, Children's Advocacy Network




Zora HaqueZora Haque, Research Assistant

Zora Haque is a research assistant in the office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her primary responsibility is managing the Children’s Mental Health Campaign’s Psychiatric Pediatric Boarding project’s data collection and analysis. She oversees collection and entry across both individual and system levels, coordinating with research teams based at Boston Children’s Hospital as well as data teams at various other hospitals in the state of Massachusetts which contribute to the project. The analysis generated will lead to further work on the Children’s Mental Campaign’s push for policy change and influence on issues related to children’s behavioral health care and accessibility. Zora is a graduate of Clark University.

Focus areas: health care access, mental health, research, public policy



Rebeckah OrsattiRebeckah Orsatti, Executive Assistant to Josh Greenberg, Vice President, Government Relations

Rebeckah handles the back end operations for the Office of Government Relations and the Office of Community Health and has been at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2014. An alumna of Dartmouth College, Rebeckah spent time working in both the private and non-profit sectors before transitioning to healthcare. Rebeckah was drawn to the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children’s because the team provides a voice for the littlest members of society, who rarely have the opportunity to speak up for themselves. She is proud to support the efforts of those who advocate tirelessly to improve the quality of life for children and families in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Focus areas: office administration, community partnerships