Director, Public Health
Jason Richie joins the Milken Institute as a director, Public Health, concentrating on mental health issues. He most recently served as the associate director for state government affairs at the American Nurses Association (ANA), where his responsibilities included collaborating with state nursing associations and regulatory boards across the country, leading ANA’s Advocacy Institute, and advancing mental health, nursing shortage, safe staffing, and workplace violence issues. Richie also served as a co-chair of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers’ Advocacy Committee.
Prior to ANA, Richie addressed integrative health legislation and regulations for the American Massage Therapy Association, colorectal cancer screening as well as endoscopic research at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and labor policy for the Service Employees International Union.
Richie earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and then a Master of Science in health policy from the University of California, San Francisco, where he focused on the opioid epidemic. Richie currently volunteers with the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum.