November 30, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Waxman Strategies announced today the promotion of Claire McAndrew to Senior Vice President and Zara Day to Vice President of their Health Practice.
McAndrew began her work in the practice as Vice President in April 2021, and Day joined as a Senior Director in April 2021.
McAndrew is a well-known leader in health policy and political strategy, recognized for her ability to develop and lead campaigns of diverse stakeholders to achieve transformational health policy goals.
“Claire’s ability to piece together the components crucial to improving our health care system – from policy development to stakeholder and policymaker engagement – has been an essential part of Waxman Strategies’ successes advancing drug pricing, health care cost, and health coverage reforms that will truly improve people’s health in this country,” says Managing Director, Jeremy Sharp.
As the new SVP, she will provide overarching strategic direction to Waxman Strategies’ Health Practice with a focus on health policy opportunities for federal and state policymakers, charitable foundations, advocates, and other health care stakeholders.
Day — an attorney who also holds a Master in Public Health — leads Waxman Strategies’ work on sexual and reproductive health and health equity policy.
As the new VP, Zara will lead the strategic development and execution of policy and research agendas to advance the sexual and reproductive health and health equity goals central to the missions of Waxman Strategies and its philanthropic, academic, advocacy, and clinical partners.
“Zara’s leadership in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and health equity at such a crucial time allows Waxman Strategies to develop cutting-edge policy proposals with partners who are leading the fight on these issues,” says Sharp.
Before joining the Waxman team, McAndrew served as Director of Campaigns and Partnerships and Director of the Private Insurance Program at Families USA. McAndrew holds an M.P.H. in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Day previously served as Associate Policy Director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, an M.P.H. from Tufts University, and a B.A. from the University of Florida.