Meet our Steering Committee


Jack Dusik

Director of Federal Government Relations

American Chiropractic Association

Currently, Jack works as the Director of Federal Government Relations for the American Chiropractic Association, Jack is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he received a degree in Political Science, with High Honors.


Peter Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President, Policy and Strategy

National PACE Association

Peter Fitzgerald recently returned to the National PACE Association as the Executive Vice President for Policy and Strategy.  Before returning to NPA, Peter served as the Senior Vice President for Integrated Care Strategies at Volunteers of America, where he was responsible for the planning and development of new PACE programs nationally.  In his earlier work with NPA as its Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Peter provided technical assistance and planning support to new PACE providers and states.


Daneen Grooms

Manager of Regulatory Affairs

American Academy of Neurology

Daneen Grooms is the newly appointed Manager of Regulatory affairs for the American Academy of Neurology. She received a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and a master’s of health service administration from George Washington University in Washington.


Brian Rasmussen, PhD

Government Affairs Manager

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Brian Rasmussen has been Government Affairs Manager for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2003. In this position, he is responsible for all advocacy involving Congress and Executive Branch agencies. Brian has published 3 books and more than 100 articles on healthcare policy and practice-management topics. He received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Texas.


Matt Willette

Assistant Director for Government Relations

American Optometric Association

Matt Willette is the assistant director for government relations at the American Optometric Association (AOA). Matt is originally from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and received his bachelor’s in political science and history from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.