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The Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) oversees ASAM’s Government Relations Program and its activities. Primarily, the government relations activities include Legislative Days on Capitol Hill for ASAM members, ASAM-sponsored events for Congressional leaders and staff on Capitol Hill, cosponsoring similar events initiated by affiliate organizations, working within coalitions, drafting and/or endorsing letters of support for or opposition to particular Congressional bills or Administrative actions, drafting regulatory comments, tracking state and federal policies that impact access to addiction treatment and soliciting ASAM member support for grassroots lobbying initiatives.


Shawn Ryan, MD, FASAM

Flora Sadri, DO


  • Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
  • Brad Hall, MD, DFASAM
  • Beth Howell, MD, DFASAM
  • Frank James, MD, JD, FASAM
  • Neeta Kher, MD, MBA
  • Mark Kraus, MD, DFASAM
  • David Lewis, MD
  • Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFASAM
  • Bob Lubran, MS, MPA  
  • Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAM
  • Michael Miller, MD, DFASAM
  • Mark Publicker, MD, FASAM
  • Tom Reach, MD
  • Ken Roy, MD, DFASAM
  • Shonali Saha, MD
  • Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH
  • Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
  • Mellissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM
  • Steve Wyatt, DO, FASAM