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Tamar Magarik Haro, B.A.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Tamar Magarik Haro has spent more than 16 years working in health care policy, public health, and advocacy where she has shaped and influenced many of the most consequential laws affecting the lives of millions of Americans, especially children. Currently, Senior Director of Federal and State Advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Tamar leads federal legislative advocacy and regulatory initiatives on a variety of child health issues including immigration, nutrition, access to health care including drugs and medical devices disaster preparedness, and mental health and she oversees AAP state advocacy.

Prior to joining the Academy in September 2010, Tamar served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), during which she played a key role in the development and passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Before that, she was a Legislative Assistant for health care and nutrition for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and served as a political appointee in the President Clinton administration. Tamar is the recipient of numerous awards for her work on behalf of children and families. She graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Political Science and Russian. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and their twin daughters.