Director of Advocacy & Government Relations
Erin Ravelette is the director of advocacy and government relations, responsible for fostering, supporting and expanding the Society’s relationships with national, state, regional, local governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Erin has 15 years of professional experience working with physician specialties, voluntary health organizations and the bio-pharmaceutical industry in areas such as government and corporate relations, public policy, strategic planning and alliance management.
Prior to joining ASPS in January 2014, Erin was senior manager of government and external affairs at Shire Regenerative Medicine in Chicago, where she served as a liaison to professional and voluntary healthcare organizations and key policy leaders focused on wound care and regenerative medicine. Additionally, she created intelligence networks and provided strategic and tactical state lobbying directives to local lobbyists to obtain appropriate policy, reimbursement and product access within state Medicaid systems. Erin began her career in Washington, D.C., where she worked for the American Society of Hematology, the Society for Women’s Health Research and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, where she served as director of alliance development.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Dayton, Ohio, as well as a Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, Washington D.C.
A resident of Chicago, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and one-year-old daughter. She likes reading and cooking, and never misses an opportunity to travel or see live music.