Daniel Rutherford Wilson
Director of Federal Affairs
Daniel Rutherford Wilson is PHI's Director of Federal Affairs. In this role, he leads PHI's federal policy agenda in support of the direct-care workforce and its "quality care through quality jobs" agenda.
Daniel has more than a decade of experience leading efforts to advance federal policy that betters the lives of disenfranchised older Americans. Most recently he served as the national and federal programs director at Compassion & Choices, a national organization that protects and expands end-of-life options. For 10 years, Daniel was the executive director of policy and program development at the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, where he worked on federal issues related to housing, employment, and health care for low-income, black older adults. Daniel has also held positions as a public affairs officer with the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton and staff assistant for Sen. Charles Schumer. A respected national advocate on aging and long-term care issues, Daniel is also a co-chair of the 2016 Aging in America Conference, the premier annual gathering for aging professionals, sponsored by the American Society on Aging. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hampton University.
Policy Research Associate
Stephen Campbell is PHI's Policy Research Associate. He contributes research, analysis, and writing on issues affecting the direct-care workforce with the goal of impacting state and national policy. He reports to the Director of Policy Research.
Prior to joining PHI, Stephen accrued two years of policy experience in Washington, DC where he managed grassroots programs and state government affairs for an organization representing people with kidney failure. Stephen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Political Science and Chinese.
Policy Programs Specialist
Hadas Thier is PHI's Policy Programs Specialist. She designs, implements, and evaluates PHI's key policy initiatives, including demonstration projects, policy research publications and strategic initiatives tied to PHI's mission and policy priorities.
Hadas brings years of communications and outreach experience related to the direct-care workforce, including prior roles for both Direct Care Alliance (DCA) and PHI. In her most recent role at DCA she conducted outreach, education, and enrollment to link home care workers with new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. Hadas graduated from the City College of New York with a major in history.
New York Policy Manager
Allison Cook, MPH, is PHI's New York Policy Manager. She is responsible for strategic advocacy, research, and analysis on behalf of the state's direct-care workers and long-term care consumers. Her work to improve the health care delivery system is informed by evidence-based policy and practice learning derived from PHI and its affiliates.
Allison has a variety of experience in the field of long term care and aging. Prior to joining PHI, Allison worked as an Education Associate at the Medicare Rights Center, where she distilled complicated Medicare information in educational programming and materials. Additionally, her work at PHI is greatly informed by her experience working as a home health aide while still in college. Allison graduated with her Master of Public Health, with a focus on aging, from Brown University.