C-TAC Policy Advocacy Workgroup

Joan Panke

Joan Panke, Workgroup Member, at C-TAC Annual Meeting

This Workgroup’s objective is to develop and advocate for federal and state legislative, regulatory, judicial and administrative initiatives, as well as private policies, to improve care for those with advanced illness.

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Charlie Sabatino, Co-Chair, Policy Advocacy Workgroup

Charlie SabatinoCharles P. Sabatino, J.D., is director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in Washington, D.C., where, since 1984, he has been responsible for the ABA Commission’s research, project development, consultation, and education in areas of guardianship, health law, long-term care, capacity issues, surrogate decision-making, legal services delivery for the elderly, and professional ethics. Mr. Sabatino is also a part-time adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he has taught Law and Aging since 1987. He received his A.B. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Virginia and D.C. bars.

Mark Schoeberl, Co-Chair, Policy Advocacy Workgroup

Mark Schoeberl, Executive Vice President, Advocacy & Health Quality, American Heart Association As Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Health Quality, Mark Schoeberl is responsible for the strategic planning and direction of the American Heart Association’s public policy program, government affairs activities and community-based advocacy initiatives. This includes managing the AHA’s DC-based policy research, grassroots and legislative and regulatory advocacy operations as well as overseeing the technical assistance and support provided to the organization’s state and local advocacy staff.

In 2010, Mr. Schoeberl also assumed executive leadership responsibility for the Association’s health care systems and clinical quality improvement initiatives, including the AHA’s Get with the Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline. Mark previously served as the Association’s Vice President for State Advocacy and Public Health. In that role, he led state and local advocacy efforts, cultivated partnerships with public health officials at the federal, state and local levels, and strategically guided the AHA’s alliances with government agencies and state-based organizations.

Prior to joining the AHA in 2002, Schoeberl was a deputy and executive staff director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Schoeberl, an Iowa native who now resides in Plano, Texas, received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa) and a Master’s of Public Administration from Iowa State University. Mark is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Forum to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke (Atlanta), a member of the board for the Campaign to End Obesity (Washington, DC), and served as a consumer representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

For more information about C-TAC’s Policy Advocacy initiative and Workgroup, please contact Kevin Kappel at KMKappel@advancedcarecoalition.org.

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