Past speaker

Jennifer Muhm

Director of Public Affairs, Washington State Nurses Association

Jennifer has worked in public affairs for 20 years, specializing in government relations and political communications. She joined WSNA in late 2016.

In her role as Director of Public Affairs for WSNA, Jennifer led efforts to pass the Rest Breaks and Overtime Protection and Workplace Violence bills in 2019. She served as a key liaison with the Governor’s Office and other state agencies throughout the COVID-19 crisis, fighting for the protections and supports nurses need.

Previously, Jennifer served as the Director of External & Legislative Affairs at Public Health – Seattle & King County and as Vice President of Public Affairs for the Washington Health Foundation. In these positions, Jennifer led government relations and health policy strategy, and cultivated partnerships with external organizations. Her passion is helping others feel empowered to tell their stories and make positive contributions to health policy outcomes.

Jennifer served on the Washington State Public Health Association board for five years, leading its policy and legislative work; and spent a number of years as the Co-Chair of the Public Health Roundtable.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University.