Director of Government Relations
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Don Hoppert is the Director of Government Relations at the American Public Health Association. In this role, he leads the association's government relations and grassroots advocacy activities on a variety of legislative issues including public health funding, health reform, climate change, injury control and prevention and nutrition and agriculture issues. He previously served as Director of Federal and Congressional Affairs at APHA from 1998 through 2004. Don also serves as the President of the Coalition for Health Funding, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments in the best interest of all Americans.
From 2004 through 2006, Don was a public policy and public affairs consultant in San Francisco, Calif. where he worked for both corporate and nonprofit clients on a variety of public policy issues, including prescription drug access, tobacco control, and emergency health services.
Don served as a congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown from 1994 through 1998. He advised Rep. Brown on several legislative issues including the environment, financial services, education and crime and judiciary matters.