Live Virtual Hill Day Prep Session with Q&A

Recorded On: 06/03/2021

Educating and advocating our elected officials in Washington on CACs and the kids we serve is critical to helping them better understand the role they play in helping kids and families heal. This live pre-conference Hill Day prep session with NCA’s Government Affairs Department will allow participants to discuss current legislative proposals impacting CACs, and help them prepare for their upcoming meetings with their US Representatives and US Senators.

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Live Virtual Hill Day Prep Session with Q&A Webinar
06/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/03/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Educating and advocating our elected officials in Washington on CACs and the kids we serve is critical to helping them better understand the role they play in helping kids and families heal. This live pre-conference Hill Day prep session with NCA’s Government Affairs Department will allow participants to discuss current legislative proposals impacting CACs, and help them prepare for their upcoming meetings with their US Representatives and US Senators.
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1.00 hr credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 hr credit  |  No certificate available

Denise Edwards

Director of Government Affairs

National Children's Alliance

Denise Edwards is director of government affairs for National Children’s Alliance (NCA), the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC). As director of government affairs, Denise develops, coordinates and leads all federal  and national legislative and public policy strategies for NCA and its members, including strategies to expand the use and awareness of CACs in the public policy arena.  Prior to her tenure with NCA, Denise served as manager of government affairs for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., representing the company and its more than 16,000 small business franchises before Congress and State/Local governments.

Denise began her Washington career working in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving, among others, as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Bud Cramer; and on the legislative staff of Rep. Chet Edwards.  Denise is a graduate of Baylor University, with a master’s in Public Policy Administration and a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on financial planning.

dedwards@nca-online.org

Will Laird

State Government Affairs Officer

National Children's Alliance

Will Laird is the State Government Affairs Officer for the National Children’s Alliance, which is the national membership and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in the United States. Will is also a member of Charleston City Council in West Virginia’s capital city.  Prior to joining NCA, Will worked for the West Virginia Legislature’s House Committee on Finance as a Senior Budget Analyst for over a decade. Having worked under both Democrat and Republican administrations, Will brings a wealth of experience to helping State Chapters of Children’s Advocacy Centers advocate for legislative changes that positively support child abuse victims and the CAC model. When he’s not at work, Will is an avid outdoor adventurer and loves to spend time with his wife, two boys, and his garden. 

wlaird@nca-online.org 

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