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United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues
Governor Ralph S. Northam
Secretary of Health and Human Resources — Daniel Carey, M.D.
Virginia General Assembly
Commonwealth of Virginia legislative information website. Includes tools to track legislation (Legislative Information System) and locate legislators, legislation from prior year sessions, as well as contact information for the General Assembly.
Our Government Affairs division is led by Rick Shinn. Rick works as an advocate for community health centers at the state and federal level, with a focus on legislative and policy issues. His professional experience includes healthcare marketing, public relations, consulting, and managed care contracting for hospitals and health programs. He also has provided consulting services in the Employee Assistance field; marketing and administration of behavioral health programs; and assisted a non-profit hospice in the start-up development stage.
His community activities have included playing a key role in community wide substance abuse prevention in Central Virginia. Rick has served as a member of the Governor’s Health Information Technology Council, past chair of the Virginians for Improved Access to Dental Care Coalition, and on the boards of the Mental Health Association of Virginia, the Virginia Telehealth Network, the Center for Appalachian Philanthropy, and The National Association of Community Health Centers as the Region III Representative.
Rick holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.