Martha Nolan, HealthyWomen’s senior policy advisor
Martha Nolan has more than 30 years of federal and state policy and lobbying experience in health care, health insurance and women's health, as well as demonstrated skill in relations with federal agencies, coalition building and networking.
Martha joined HealthyWomen from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research where she was the senior director for government and strategic affairs. Her responsibilities included advising the executive director on the development and implementation of Academy policy and government relation goals and objectives; providing leadership for the Academy's policy initiatives and advocacy goals; and developing and maintaining effective liaison with government officials and counterparts in other organizations and coalitions.
Her prior work experience includes working as health policy and issues management analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as vice president of public policy at the Society for Women's Health Research, where her advocacy was instrumental in securing passage of the Women's Health Office Act, making permanent the offices of women's health in the federal health agencies as well as the transformation at NIH and FDA in the study of sex differences and the examination of demographic data in regulatory approvals.
She also has 17 years of experience working for the health insurance industry both as a lawyer and a lobbyist.
A lawyer by profession, Martha earned her juris doctorate at Suffolk University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.