Staff

Sue Peschin, MHS

President and CEO
Sue Peschin, MHS, has 20+ years of experience in health policy and nonprofit leadership. At the Alliance, Sue works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure the success of all operational and programmatic strategies. Sue serves on the AGE Board and Expert Panel on Respite Research.

Ryne Carney

Public Policy Manager
Ryne Carney supports policy development, federal advocacy, and related outreach to Alliance stakeholders. He graduated from Bucknell University with B.A. degrees in economics and political science.

Lindsay Clarke, JD

Vice President of Health Education and Advocacy
Lindsay Clarke, JD, oversees the organization's health programs and is involved in strategic planning and execution of the Alliance's mission and goals. She holds a J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan.

Sarah DiGiovine

Director of Development
Sarah DiGiovine oversees corporate sponsorship, grant outreach, and donor relations. As a member of the development team, she is also involved in strategic planning and fundraising. She holds a B.A. in Government & International Relations with a concentration in Non-Profit Studies from George Mason University.

Janelle Germanos, MPS

Communications Manager
Janelle Germanos, MPS, manages the Alliance's digital communications work. She has experience in nonprofit communications and journalism, and holds a B.A. in Communication from George Mason University and a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

Samantha Hunter

Development Advisor
Samantha Hunter supports corporate partnerships and donor relations efforts as part of the development team. She has more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and events. She holds a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University.

Lauren Smith, MBA

Vice President of Communications
Lauren Smith, MBA, oversees the strategic communications, branding and reputation management efforts for the Alliance. She has more than 15 years of health advocacy communications experience in the nonprofit, federal and for-profit sectors. She has a MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a B.A. from Fordham University.

Tiffany Stewart-Brown

Director of HR and Office Operations
Tiffany Stewart-Brown serves as the Director of HR and Office Operations for the Alliance. In her role, she manages a variety of HR and administrative responsibilities individually or through collaboration with colleagues. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from University of Maryland University College.

Michael Ward, MS

Director of Public Policy
Michael Ward, MS, oversees the Alliance’s public policy and advocacy efforts. He has over a decade of experience advancing healthcare innovation through policy research, federal advocacy, and partnership development. He holds a M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.