AMRPA is proud of the diverse and talented team of staff members that work in cohesion to provide its members with the knowledge and tools to navigate successfully the challenges facing medical rehabilitation providers and adapt to the changing federal legislative and regulatory environment.
AMRPA Government Relations & Policy Team
Carolyn C. Zollar, JD, MA, AMRPA EVP for Government Relations and Policy Development
Carolyn Zollar is the AMRPA Executive Vice President for Governmental Relations and Policy Development. Ms. Zollar has over 25 years of experience working in advocacy, legislation, drafting and implementing regulations, policy development, research, strategic planning, grassroots development, and assisting nonprofit organizations.
During her time in Washington, she has worked for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as a consultant for the White House and was in private law practice for 7 years. She has worked with rehabilitation hospitals and units, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, other post-acute care providers, nonprofit associations and corporations.
Ms. Zollar speaks and writes extensively about health care, Medicare, rehabilitation, disability, budget issues and legislative advocacy. She is a member of multiple expert panels on several research projects in rehabilitation and post-acute care. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, M.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC. She is featured in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.
Jonathan Gold, JD, AMRPA Regulatory and Government Relations Counsel*
*Admitted Only in Illinois. Supervision by Carolyn C. Zollar, J.D., a member of the D.C. Bar.
Mimi Zhang, AMRPA Policy and Research Associate
Lovelyn Robinson, AMRPA Editorial and Research Assistant
AMRPA Operations Management Team
John Ferraro, MS, AMRPA Executive Manager
Rachel Koresky, AMRPA Member Services Coordinator
Samantha Schwarz, AMRPA Staff Associate
AMRPA Communications Team
Chris Peterson, AMRPA Communications Manager
Ryan Foster, AMRPA Magazine, Layout & Design
AMRPA Conference & Events Team
Patrick Dougherty, AMRPA Meetings Manager
Kelly Kizer, AMRPA Meetings Coordinator
Brittany Marinovich, AMRPA Meetings Coordinator
AMRPA Education Services Team
Kismet Saglam, AMRPA Education Manager
Patricia Langenstrass, AMRPA Education Administrator
Holly Lundgren, AMRPA Education Administrator
AMRPA Washington Counsel & Consultants
Martie Kendrick, Esq.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Peter Thomas, JD
Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville P.C.