WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) announced today that Julie Khani will be joining ACLA on July 8th as Senior Vice President, a new position at the organization. In this new role, Khani will oversee both the advocacy and policy operations and a team of three Vice Presidents.
"We are thrilled to have someone with Julie's experience, both health care advocacy and policy, join our team," said Alan Mertz, President of ACLA. "Julie has the perfect background for this new position, having headed a policy team for a major health care provider association, as well as doing advocacy for many years on health care issues on behalf of providers and companies."
Ms. Khani was most recently Vice President, Public Policy, at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and prior to that Director, Federal Legislative Affairs, also at NACDS. As Vice President, Ms. Khani managed a team of seven, developed and implemented policy and strategy relating to federal and state issues. She managed the NACDS Policy Council, a committee of senior member company executives tasked with recommending association policy positions and strategy. During her 11 years at NACDS, Julie also represented NACDS before Congress on issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, Internet pharmacy, and prescription drug importation. Prior to joining NACDS in 2002, Ms. Khani was Legislative Manager, Health Care & PAC, at Ford Motor Company.
"ACLA and its member laboratories face reimbursement and regulatory challenges that have similarities with all health care providers, and Julie's experience, knowledge and leadership skills could not come to ACLA at a more important time for our industry," commented Mertz.
ACLA represents the leading national, regional, and esoteric clinical laboratories in the United States
SOURCE American Clinical Laboratory Association