Srinu Sonti Vice President, Early Childhood and Health
Srinu Sonti serves as Vice President, Early Childhood and Health. Srinu has worked on and off Capitol Hill to promote a wide range of early childhood and health policies and regulatory priorities that improve access to health care. He has extensive experience in the political and policy arenas, including working directly with CMS on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Srinu joins From First Focus from Linchpin where he served as a consultant. Prior to Linchpin, Srinu worked for the Federation of American Hospitals, serving the more than 1,100 investor-owned hospitals across the U.S. As Vice President for Legislation, he was the lead lobbyist with Congressional Democrats. He also managed the health IT portfolio, including managing successful regulatory changes to the Meaningful Use Program.
Prior to joining FAH, Srinu served as Health Policy Advisor to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the current Minority Whip in the Senate. There, he primarily managed the Senator’s health care finance issue portfolio, focusing on the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs. Before serving on Sen. Durbin’s staff, Srinu was the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress. At CAP, he raised awareness of and coordinated advocacy efforts on complex issues, such as health care and poverty. Srinu also served for several years as the Research Director for then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), focusing on message development and strategy.
Srinu earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin, and a Juris Doctor degree from the New York Law School.