Catherine Pugh is Director of Government Affairs for Health IT Now. Catherine joined Health IT Now in September 2014. Prior to joining Health IT Now, she spent three and a half years at the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), where she managed policy initiatives and formulated legislative and advocacy strategies in federal issue areas including Medicare, telehealth, and federal appropriations. At PAN, Catherine also helped coordinate a national network of volunteer grassroots advocates working towards better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s by educating the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Catherine holds a BA in International Studies with a focus in US Foreign Policy from American University.