Paul Conway

Mr. Conway is the President of American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s oldest and largest independent kidney patient advocacy organization, and is also a board member of the Kidney Health Initiative.  As a kidney patient, Mr. Conway has managed kidney disease for thirty-six years, including more than two years on dialysis and, for the past nineteen years, as a kidney transplant recipient.  Mr. Conway has an expansive career in public service, including service under four U.S. presidents, three governors and multiple national political transitions. His Federal posts have included Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, an agency Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as a Special Assistant in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. At DHS, he was awarded the DHS Secretary’s Silver Medal by Secretary Michael Chertoff for significant contributions to the strategic mission of DHS.  As a patient advocacy leader, Mr. Conway deals extensively with Congressional leaders and Federal officials across the Federal government including The White House, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Assistance (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CMS Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).