For Immediate Release
Feb. 27, 2019
Contact: Deborah Pacyna

                                        CAHF Names New Legislative Director                                                                         

SACRAMENTO - The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), a non-profit professional trade organization
representing skilled nursing centers and homes for the developmentally disabled has selected Amy Blumberg James to serve as director of legislative affairs.

Blumberg James most recently served as the senior lobbyist for the California Charter Schools Association advocating on behalf of more than 1,200 public charter schools for funding, autonomy and transparency. Previously she worked with a variety of clients as a contract lobbyist for Rose & Kindel including the California Physical Therapy Association where she helped secure passage of landmark legislation to allow consumers to directly access physical therapy services.

“Amy has the skill set we need to help our members with legislative, legal and regulatory issues,” said Craig Cornett, CAHF CEO/President. “She also has extensive grassroots and association advocacy experience which makes her a great fit for our organization.”

Blumberg James will be responsible for developing and implementing the association’s legislative strategy, monitoring legislation, providing testimony and advocating on behalf of long term care providers in conjunction with CAHF’s contract lobbyists.

Blumberg James has served in leadership roles with the California Young Democrats, Capitol Network and the Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento and presently serves on the Board of the East End Child Care Center. She received her BA degree from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.