Sarah Skirmont

Chair of Communications
Bio

 

I have been a lobbyist for the American Medical Group Association for three years. As a representative for some of the most progressive health systems and medical groups in the country, I have worked on various policies aiming to improve chronic care management and mental health and substance use disorder, among others. I am currently invested in improving access to fresh healthy food for people in food deserts. 

 

Prior to working at AMGA, I worked at a strategic communications firm, Hamilton Place Strategies, for a total of 2 years, where I handled a variety of portfolios of clients. I developed a knowledge of many different issue areas, ranging from trade policy, financial regulation, and healthcare policy. 

 

I majored in Journalism and Political Science at New York University. I am a native El Pasoan, and still very much think of it, and its sister city, Juarez, as home. One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. I had the privilege of growing up with some of the best homemade menudo, pozole, enchiladas, and chile con queso, and only recently have I begun to appreciate how important it was to me that I preserve some of my mother and grandmother's traditions through cooking. I also regularly volunteer with Humane Rescue Alliance, and am a member of the DC Road Runners.