Angela Ostrom, Epilepsy Foundation

TITLE:  Chief Operating Officer & Vice President Public Policy

FOCUS AREAS: Epilepsy research

CONTACT:  aostrom@efa.org, (301) 918-3766

PROFILE: Angela Ostrom is the chief operating officer and vice president of public policy at the Epilepsy Foundation, a title she has held since July 2014. She previously served as the foundation’s vice president of public policy and advocacy, for nine years. Current responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Chief of Staff and Operations
  • Manage nonprofit and governance issues
  • Lead public policy department including government affairs and legal advocacy
  • Direct federal and state health policy on behalf of the foundation
  • Chief lobbyist for legislative and agency activities

 

Her PhRMA bio shares:

Angela Ostrom is the Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy for the Epilepsy Foundation. 

Ms. Ostrom has spent the last 15 years working in disability and health policy.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Ostrom was Assistant Director of Advocacy for the National Osteoporosis Society and worked for over five years at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy Research. 

At the Foundation Angela oversees advocacy efforts on federal and state public policy and heads the legal advocacy efforts of the Foundation’s Legal Defense Fund.  She serves as Co- Chair of the National Health Council FDA Issue Team and as a Steering Committee Member for the Partnership to Improve Patient Care. 

Angela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1996 and her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1999.  Upon graduation, Ms. Ostrom was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow.  Through this federal program she worked for the Social Security Administration Office of Public Policy, Office of the General Counsel and Office of Disability Policy.   Angela completed her fellowship program in the office of United States Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Ohio).   She is a member of the Maryland Bar.

One of her blog posts can be read on the Center for Advancing Health website to give you a sense of her approach and perspective.