Our Staff

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Doug Gray

Executive Director
Doug has led the Association of Health Plans since 2003, joining the organization after serving 8 years as the Chief Lobbyist for the Virginia Association of REALTORS. Doug worked for several years in the non-profit arena helping to start the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at UVA – a nonpartisan educational program for candidates for local and state offices in Virginia. He also served on the staff of a U.S. Senator and Representative in Washington. Doug received his B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary and his M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.
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Chris McCormick

Director of Member Engagement & Advocacy
Chris has served as VAHP’s Director of Member Engagement & Advocacy since 2013, having previously served as a Committee Coordinator for the VA House of Delegates, clerking the Courts of Justice Committee for 5 years. Chris has degrees from St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY and Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL.
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Laura Lee Viergever

Director of Policy
Laura Lee recently returned to VAHP as Director of Policy. She has been involved in the Virginia health insurance industry for over 30 years as a regulator, with health plans in regulatory compliance and governmental affairs roles, and previously advocating for Virginia’s health plans at VAHP. Laura Lee has degrees from both VA Tech and VCU.
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Heidi Dix

Senior Vice President of Policy

Advocacy Team

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Chris Petersen, Esq.

Legislative Counsel
Arbor Strategies

[email protected]

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Nicole Lawter

Government Affairs Director
Williams Mullen

[email protected]

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Dave Albo

Legislative Counsel
Williams Mullen

[email protected]