Jessica Barker - Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Director of Government Affairs
Jessica Barker is the Director of Government Affairs for the Meso Foundation, working with meso advocates to raise awareness and advance the cause of mesothelioma with our lawmakers. In this capacity, her primary objectives are to raise awareness of mesothelioma and increase federal funding for mesothelioma research. Prior to joining the Meso Foundation staff, Jessica worked with the American Network of Community Options and Resources and the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability on long term care issues, including Medicaid and Medicare. She also led the legislative and communications efforts at the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Jessica holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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