From Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill: An Insider’s View of Health Policy

Event Date:
June 28, 2021
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This event is free to members and student members.

Join Women in Healthcare Management as we hear about some of the key issues in health care (both state and federal) for the coming year. Topics to be covered include COVID-19, telehealth, childcare, behavioral health, etc.

Alexandria Icenhower, Federal Relations Manager, Massachusetts Medical Society, will discuss issues from a federal standpoint, and State Senator Cindy Friedman, Fourth Middlesex District, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, will bring a state-level perspective to the discussion.


Cindy F. Friedman was elected to the Massachusetts Senate on July 25, 2017. She represents the Fourth Middlesex District, which includes Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Woburn, and precincts 1-2 and 4-7 of Lexington. Prior to becoming a state Senator, Cindy worked as a public school teacher, an executive in the high-tech industry and later served for nearly a decade as chief of staff to the late Senator Ken Donnelly.



Alexandria Icenhower is the Federal Relations Manager at the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), where she engages with federal policymakers to advocate on a range of issues affecting the physicians, residents, and medical students of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining MMS, Alexandria was a lobbyist for Honeywell, where she conducted professional advocacy at the federal, state, and global levels on health and safety, tax, trade, labor, energy/environment, and corporate governance policy. Alexandria also worked at the Brookings Institution, developing communications and government relations strategies, and for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Women in Public Service Project—a program founded by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to promote women in government positions globally.