Hello! My name is Caitlin Gatchalian and I am the new Nevada Director of Government Relations. I am so excited to be starting in this position and work on imperative issues like tobacco, access to care, and healthy living.
Prior to my position with the American Heart Association, I have worked on campaigns and other non-profits. I worked on the No on 3 campaign through the AFL-CIO and the Asian Community Development Council as their outreach coordinator. I started working in politics when I was fourteen years old as a fellow for the Alliance for Climate Education and I have been in politics ever since. My background is in environmental policy and I was happy to be able to work with the Nevada Conservation League as a Legislative Organizer.
As for my position, I am extremely excited to start building relationships with politicians and especially the community so that we can pass important policies that help people live better, healthier lives. The American Heart Association is an amazing organization that has been working in the community for years and their positive impact has influence me and my life. I am happy to now be able to do the same. I hope that with the work that I do for this organization, I continue to make the world a better place.