Connect with Policy Makers

Connect with Policy Makers

Grassroots Toolkit

Hosting state and federal legislators gives them the chance to meet constituents and learn more about your organization’s work for older adults. It also gives you the opportunity to become a "go-to” organization for policy makers when it comes to issues related to aging services.   

Check out this Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit to learn more about the ins and outs of connecting with policy makers.

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Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications
614-545-9026
pschwartz@leadingageohio.org 

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, newsletters and social media channels
  • Provides strategic direction for communicating organizational goals and achievements to members, partners, policy makers and the media
  • Serves as primary contact for media inquiries
  • Staff liaison to Communications/PR committee

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

Susan Wallace

Chief Policy Officer
614-545-9024
swallace@leadingageohio.org 

  • Primary contact for policy priority development, advocacy and legislative affairs
  • Staff liaison to Advocacy Committee, Adult Day Subcommittee, Home Health, Hospice & HCBS Subcommittee, Housing Subcommittee, Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Facility/Assisted Living Subcommittee
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.