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Tonya Saffer has over a decade of experience advising health care organizations on regulatory and legislative policy, patient engagement, and strategic planning. As Senior Health Policy Director for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), she leads the Foundation's efforts to identify, develop, and advance legislative and federal regulatory policies in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic priorities and scientific portfolio. She also oversees development and implementation of the Foundation's government grants strategy.
Prior to joining NKF, Tonya worked at Avalere Health in the company’s Reimbursement and Product Commercialization practice where she advised healthcare companies and nonprofits on how to incorporate policy and market dynamics into their business planning. She has also served as Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director of a national non-profit patient advocacy organization founded by a Fortune 500 Healthcare company.
In 2013, Tonya was appointed by the County Executive to serve her local community for a three-year term as an adviser on the Montgomery County, MD Commission on Health. She earned her M.P.H. in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and graduated from Arizona State University with honors and a B.A. in Political Science.