Taryn Couture is a Director of Government Relations at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville focusing on healthcare.

Taryn is skilled at advancing legislative agendas through lobbying, grassroots advocacy, coalition building, and policy analysis. Taryn has extensive experience working with state Medicaid programs on coverage and reimbursement. She is adept at developing and supporting advocacy events including congressional briefings, Hill days, and congressional caucus events.

Taryn was previously the Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations for the National Coalition of STD Directors, leading the organization’s government relations work. Earlier in her career, she worked with PAI and the Palladium Group to support the development of international reproductive healthcare policies. She also worked for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT).

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B.A., summa cum laude, University at Albany, 2011

MPA, summa cum laude, University at Albany, 2012