The National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the nation’s most powerful and effective advocates for fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care, and policies that help Americans balance work and family responsibilities, today announced that Christine Bechtel has joined the organization as Vice President.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Bechtel served as Vice President of the eHealth Initiative (eHI), where she led the organization’s membership function as well as its public policy and government relations work to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care through information and information technology. Bechtel worked with Congress and the Administration to represent the interests of Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.
Bechtel’s distinguished career also includes serving as Senior Research Advisor at AARP, Director of Community Development for Louisiana’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, and Legislative Associate for United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD).
“We are thrilled that Christine Bechtel has joined the National Partnership team,” said National Partnership President Debra L. Ness. “This is a critical time in our country when real and long-overdue advances for women and families are possible. Christine’s background and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we work for a nation where nobody has to experience discrimination, all workplaces are family-friendly, and no family is without quality, affordable health care and real economic security.”
Bechtel has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Public Policy from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and a Masters degree in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
For more than 30 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families the National Partnership has been championing the rights of working women and men. From outlawing sexual harassment to prohibiting pregnancy discrimination to giving 100 million Americans family and medical leave, the organization has fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families in the last three decades.