Dan Hawkins is Senior Vice-President for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC), where he provides NACHC’s membership with federal and state health-related policy research, analysis, and leadership. Since Dan joined NACHC in 1981, federal support for health centers has grown from $350 million to $5.1 billion annually, and the number of people served by health centers has grown from 5 million to more than 23 million, most recently as a result of $11 billion in guaranteed, directed funding received under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the health reform bill); they are expected to reach 28 million people by 2016 and 35 million people by 2019. Prior to joining NACHC, Dan served as a VISTA volunteer, Director of a migrant and community health center located in south Texas, and as an assistant to HHS Secretary Joseph Califano during the Carter Administration. He has written numerous articles and monographs on health care issues, and has provided testimony before several Congressional Committees. Dan teaches a course in health policy at the George Washington University, has lectured on health policy topics at several other universities, and has been interviewed frequently by major newspapers and radio/television networks. He has been named one of America’s most influential health policy makers.