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10am-1pm Educational Presentations
2pm-3pm-WSMTA Annual Business Meeting
Lori Grassi - Executive Director and Lobbyist
Lori joined the WSCA in 2001 and is the WSCA Executive Director and the Lobbyist. Lori is responsible for managing the WSCA staff and Board of Directors as well as lobbying state government. Prior to joining the WSCA Lori worked 4 years as a Policy Analyst for the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). Lori brings a broad background of information, to include experience testifying before the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, health care and insurance policy and volunteer board work. Prior to working at the OIC Lori was a licensed massage therapist in private practice in Seattle for six years. While in practice, Lori became involved in the American Massage Therapy Association and actively lobbied all levels of government throughout the country, holding both state and national positions. Her personal interests include traveling to Italy, Italian ceramic painting and bicycle riding.
John Conniff PLLC
John Conniff combines his broad background and practical knowledge to help his clients find workable solutions to difficult problems. For over 25 years, he has counseled individuals, businesses, professionals, legislators, and government officials.
His wide range of experience provides him with insight into the complicated connections between business and law. He has worked extensively on insurance regulation, health information privacy and security standards, health care regulatory compliance, managed health care, ERISA, and business transactions.
He represents diverse organizations, businesses and professionals including trade associations, employer health plans, insurers, and health care practitioners.