Government Relations Manager
Kayla serves as Mercy’s Government Relations Manager. She develops, maintains and enhances relationships with federal, state and local government officials, policymakers, agencies, associations and other stakeholders to advance Mercy’s interests by managing and assuring government relations efforts align with our mission, vision, values and Mercy Service Standards. She ensures Mercy Values are reflected in all aspects of strategic operations. She manages government relations responsibilities, including coordination and management of federal and state government relations activities, answering inquiries and requests from elected officials or any other key interest groups and developing legislative strategies. She is responsible for federal and state bill tracking and analysis, developing state legislative priorities and reporting, managerial support to the Government Relations team, researching legislative proposals and interpreting impact, and collaborating with ministry-wide subject matter experts.
Prior to Mercy, Kayla served as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors for another St. Louis area healthcare facility. For several years she also served as a Paralegal for a mid-sized law firm.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.