Ilhaam "Illy" Jaffer

Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
City of Houston Health Department
   Illy is the Intergovernmental Affairs Manager of State and Federal Affairs at the City of Houston Health Department. She is responsible for researching, monitoring, and analyzing federal and state legislation and planning activities related to government funded initiatives and regulatory changes related to health and human services policies. She works closely with state legislative leaders and any other government leaders to build coalitions to effect change that will have a positive impact on the managed care market and maintains strong relationships with federal and state policymakers in executive and legislative branches, their staff, as well as health advocates. With over 15 years’ experience in grassroots management, communications, political outreach strategy, and policy, Illy is an energetic professional remaining focused on management of project implementation adhering to deliverable timelines with a proven ability to utilize external stakeholder engagement by meeting organizational goals while collaborating in team settings.