Legacy’s public affairs practice moves public policy to improve the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.
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Director Public Policy & Government Relations
Lindsay Lanagan is Legacy’s Director of Public Policy & Government Relations. In her role, Lindsay oversees federal, state and local government relations for the organization, and works with the Public Affairs team to influence policy at all levels of government. She gained health care experience working for one of the nation’s largest health care companies, McKesson Specialty Health, where she directed state policy for a twenty-three state region in her role as Senior Manager of State Government Relations. Lindsay previously led the City of Houston’s Intergovernmental Relations office under Mayor Annise Parker, where she oversaw local, state and federal government relations for the largest city in Texas. Prior to the Mayor’s office, Lindsay worked on multiple political campaigns, and served as a staff assistant in a congressional office.
Manager Government Relations
James Lee is Manager of Government Relations at Legacy Community Health. At Legacy Lee coordinates with elected officials and community partners on policy and legislation, focusing on health equity for under-served communities. Prior to Legacy, he served as Houston field organizer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lee first found his calling for healthcare advocacy as an intern for the Texas Freedom Network, where he worked on sexual health education campaigns. Lee is an alumnus of the University of Houston, a graduate of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Institute, a past League of Women Voters Rising Stars Fellow, a previous member of the City of Houston Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board, and a board member of the Hispanic Health Coalition.
Sr. Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Nix has spent his career in the intersection of public policy and communications. He has helped pass or kill high-profile legislation in the U.S. Congress and the Texas Legislature. As the national chief message and media strategist for marriage equality, he helped shift public opinion dramatically, resulting in policy victories on the ballot, in six legislatures, and at the U.S. Supreme Court. Nix has worked on Capitol Hill for Republican Senators from Texas, served as a senior communications advisor to two Democratic candidates in Texas, and currently focuses on health care policy at the national level. He earned an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from Tulane.