Vice President for Technology and Regulatory Affairs for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Tara Federici is Vice President for Technology and Regulatory Affairs for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) with over 25 years of health care policy development and government relations experience.
Ms. Federici joined AdvaMed’s government relations department in 1993. Her accomplishments include successfully managing and coordinating a multi-year industry/coalition effort to enact the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 providing liability coverage for biomaterials suppliers. In 2002, Federici moved from AdvaMed’s Government Affairs Department to the Technology and Regulatory Affairs Department to focus on policy development full-time where she is responsible for developing, managing and directing association policy for medical device clinical trials, pediatric device development and orthopedic devices among others.
Prior to joining AdvaMed, Ms. Federici worked for Rep. Bill Richardson (D-NM) from 1986 to 1993 in various capacities including as his Legislative Director and Chief of Staff. She was responsible for all health policy and legislation, and developed and implemented political and legislative strategies for an activist member of Congress. She negotiated numerous bills and amendments that eventually became law, including the Hispanic Health Parity Act, the National Health Service Corps Revitalization Amendments and the Nursing Education Reauthorization Act.
Ms. Federici earned her B.A. in Government and Philosophy at the College of William and Mary (1985), Williamsburg, Virginia where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. She earned her A.A. in Liberal Arts at The American College in Paris (1982), Paris, France.