Margaret Peterson serves as the Director of Federal Affairs at America’s Physician Groups. In this capacity, Margaret works to promote the organization’s federal advocacy and policy objectives including increasing access to value-based, coordinated care through regulatory and legislative avenues. This role centers around building relationships and encouraging educational opportunities with Members of Congress and Congressional staff, Executive Branch staff, and health policy leaders. Margaret also directs the induvial advocacy program, APG Advocates, which encourages members to become more involved in public policy and the legislative process. Immediately prior to joining Affairs at America’s Physician Groups, Margaret served on the health policy team for Senator Joni Ernst focusing on a number of legislative priorities including ACA reform and MACRA implementation. Originally hailing from Iowa, Margaret received a BA from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in Political Science with a minor in Public Relations.