Powers Principal Peggy Tighe has been nominated for the Excellence in Advocacy award, an annual award presented by the organizers of the Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) Conference. She was nominated by Cathy Grealy Cohen, MHSA, CAE; Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The Excellence in Advocacy Awards highlights advocates who dedicate themselves to representing their issue, cause or organization in the public policy arena.  Peggy was nominated in the Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign Category for her work with the Regulatory Relief Coalition (RRC), an organization which Cohen and Tighe founded.

Peggy’s nomination was in recognition of her work to lead the introduction of legislation in the House – Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3107) – that seeks to streamline prior authorization in the Medicare advantage program and minimize unnecessary delays in care. Tighe worked closely with her colleague Diane Millman to draft and negotiate the legislation with Congressional staff.

Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.

She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

For more information about healthcare policy and advocacy, contact Peggy Tighe at Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com.

Find more information on the Excellence in Advocacy awards here.