Margaret VanAmringe, MHS

Patient/Public Representative

 Margaret VanAmringe, MHS is the Executive Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations at The Joint Commission, and heads The Joint Commission's Washington, D.C. office. Some of her responsibilities include working with Congress, government agencies, national professional groups, consumer organizations, and purchasers of health care. She has been a member of the AJRR Public Advisory Board since 2010.

Ms. VanAmringe earned her Master of Health Sciences degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In the past, she has
worked at what is now the Agency for Health Research Quality, and has held various positions in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, including Senior Advisor, and Acting Deputy Chief of Staff. She was a legislative fellow in the office of the Majority Leader, Senator George Mitchell, between 1989 and 1990 and worked for 10 years for what today is CMS.