Meet the MSMS Authorities Relations Workforce


What’s Authorities Relations?

Some of the efficient methods of letting elected officers know a corporation’s views on points is thru private conferences. In political phrases, that is referred to as lobbying. The MSMS Authorities Relations workforce gives elected officers with the knowledge they should make the most effective selections for his or her constituencies.

We additionally attempt to join legislators straight with their constituents. Elected officers take note of mass numbers. When a gaggle of individuals from a lawmaker’s district request a gathering, electronic mail, or name a couple of specific concern, the lawmaker desires to listen to their viewpoint. As specialists of their area, physicians in mass numbers can actually assist officers perceive the advantages or pitfalls of a bit of laws.

For extra data on easy methods to arise to your observe, your occupation, and your sufferers, go to:

Josiah Kissling – Senior Director, State and Federal Authorities Relations

·         Legislative Director for Audio system Tom Leonard and Lee Chatfield

·         Funds Director for Speaker Kevin Cotter

·         Deputy Coverage Director and Coverage Advisor for the Home Republican Caucus

What drew you to this work?

Rising up, politics, coverage making, and public service had been in my blood. My grandfather served his local people on the township stage, and I’ve a number of different members of the family which are concerned in state or county authorities as effectively. Seeing politics up shut as a baby, grew my curiosity within the realm of public service, and as I grew older, I sought out alternatives to make an affect on the state and federal legislative processes.

I discovered my calling engaged on state legislative workers. I used to be in a position to put down roots on key points, which included digging in on insurance coverage coverage, main negotiations on the appropriations course of for the Home, legal justice reform, simplifying Michigan’s adoption necessities, and making an attempt (and failing) to discover a resolution for funding our crumbling roads in bridges.

What’s your favourite a part of working with the Legislature?

I started my time serving within the legislature once I was 19. Throughout my almost 14 years of public service, I turned a pupil of the legislative course of, and I discovered to deeply respect the establishment. Nevertheless, the most effective a part of working with the legislature is the individuals, and the power, even on the workers stage, to have an actual affect on the event of excellent public coverage. I’ll endlessly be pleased about the teachings I discovered throughout my time in public service. I’ll all the time carry these experiences with me, they helped form who I’m at this time, and they’ll proceed to affect me within the years forward. 

In my new position at MSMS, I’ve loved the chance to advocate for key well being care points, and to be taught a unique perspective on the legislature and the method. Advancing the reason for organized drugs is a superb alternative for me, and I’m look ahead to serving with every of you.


Kate Dorsey

Supervisor, State and Federal Authorities Relations

·         Bachelor’s and Grasp’s in Communication from Central Michigan College

·         Legislative Aide for Consultant Lisa Brown

·         Labored in Authorities Relations for Oakland Colleges ISD

What drew you to this work?

Considered one of my earliest recollections is my mom taking my sister and I along with her to vote. Our polling location was the hearth station, which was very thrilling, and all of the ballot staff had been so delighted to see us there. So I received the message from an early age that being energetic within the political course of was 1) simply part of life, a factor you probably did, and a couple of) extraordinarily cool. Civic engagement was all the time quietly within the background of our lives and my mother and father by no means shied away from speaking about points with me.

What’s your favourite a part of working with the Legislature?

I like that we right here at MSMS are educating the legislature on science-driven coverage. Throughout a time of tumult and uncertainty, we get to be a voice of motive and concentrate on the info.  What we do could also be a drop within the bucket, however it all provides up. Figuring out that I can have even a small affect makes the work price it.

Scott Kempa

Supervisor, State and Federal Authorities Relations

·         Bachelor of Science in Economics from Michigan State College

·         Over six years of expertise working within the Michigan Legislature, each within the Senate and the Home of Representatives

·         Most lately served because the Legislative Director for Consultant Mike Mueller

What drew you to this work?

I developed an curiosity in politics at a younger age, largely due to my dad who all the time appeared to be watching a political speak present.  After I was a sophomore in school, I received a chance to intern in my state Senator’s workplace and immediately fell in love with the inside workings of presidency.  Not solely did I get pleasure from engaged on a number of the most hot-topic points in our state, however figuring out that my work was serving to individuals in my very own neighborhood and throughout the state is what actually drew me to this work.

What’s your favourite a part of working with the Legislature? 
As one of many voices representing such a significant and vital occupation, I like having the chance to collaborate with Michigan’s high physicians and assist form the insurance policies that have an effect on well being care throughout Michigan.



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