Jeffrey O. Ekoma

Advisor - Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting

Overview

Jeffrey Ekoma helps health care stakeholders create and execute government relations strategies. Skilled at translating complex information for different constituencies and audiences, Jeffrey brings a pragmatic, results-oriented approach to driving clients’ health policy goals.

In addition to his experience as health strategist, Jeffrey is knowledgeable in matters associated with higher education and has worked on issues related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and loan repayment programs for graduate/professional students. 

Government Affairs Experience

A former associate director of policy and professional affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Jeffrey is experienced in establishing and maintaining relationships with federal elected officials, policymakers and stakeholders. In this role, he also devised and implemented strategies to develop grassroots networks of advocates within the academic community on policy topics of interest.

Jeffrey has also gained expertise navigating the federal appropriations process, specifically in matters specific to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. As a government affairs professional, he is also adept at coalition management and strategic social media engagement.

Throughout his time in government affairs, Jeffrey has conducted outreach with federal departments and agencies that include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Department of Education 

Jeffrey is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.

Personal Interests

Jeffrey and his wife Danielle are parents of two boys – both under the age of four. As a family they enjoy participating in engaging activities and exploring different cultures. In addition to time with his family, Jeffrey is an avid sports fan (just not of D.C.-area teams) and enjoys any moment in which he can learn something new.

Credentials

Education

Towson University
M.S. in Health Science (Community Health) (2014)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med), magna cum laude (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Report of the 2017-2018 Strategic Engagement Standing Committee
    Co-author, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 82(7), 2018
  • Report of the 2016-2017 Advocacy Standing Committee
    Co-author, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 81(8), 2017
  • Getting Our Nation's Leaders to Listen
    Academic Pharmacy Now, 2016
  • Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research in the Era of Big Data: 2014-2015 Argus Commission Report
    Co-author, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(10), 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Leadership Center for Excellence — Young Professionals Leadership Program Fall Class of 2016
  • Coalition for Health Funding, Board Member, 2018-19
  • American Public Health Association, 2015-present

Civic Activities

  • Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Advisory Council — Member
  • National Society of College Scholars — Scholarship Application Reviewer

Honors

  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society

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