Jenny McCue, DIRECTOR
A tireless advocate for patients and vulnerable populations, Jenny McCue has over a decade of experience managing policy and advocacy campaigns, coalition building, and cultivating strategic partnerships. Throughout her career Jenny has consistently been driven by her commitment to patient care, outreach and activism. More than most, Jenny understands the power of the patient; after all, she has been a frontline advocate since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a young child. Since the age of nine, Jenny has participated in diabetes research trials, gaining experiences that have shaped not only the course of her disease but also her life and career path.
Jenny shares HCM Strategists’ philosophy that change comes from forging alliances and finding common ground to address difficult policy problems. At HCM she directs the firms growing diabetes portfolio and overall advocacy work. Jenny’s experience working with a variety of non-profit patient and disability organizations, as well as the federal agencies, provides her with the expertise needed to solve the difficult problems that face these communities.
Jenny previously served as a Senior Associate for HCM, managing the firm’s policy and advocacy work for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, supervising advocacy and coalition work for both health and education clients, and leading the firms work with the Institute of Medicine.
To expand her portfolio, Jenny accepted a position at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in 2015 to serve as Director of Advocacy and Policy. During her time at UCP she learned first-hand the complexities and urgency that face the disability community. She developed a series of policy priorities and managed the implementation of advocacy, government relations and communication campaigns all targeted to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. She also oversaw the organization’s Patient Centered Outcomes Research Grant, Speak for Yourself, focused on engaging individuals with disabilities in the research process.
Jenny previously worked as Government Relations Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), advancing legislative strategies to secure federal funding for diabetes research. Prior to JDRF she served as a policy analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, executing the department’s efforts to root out inefficiencies within state Medicaid programs.
Jenny earned her master’s degree in social administration with a focus in health policy from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.