Executive Director

Erin O'Malley


Erin O’Malley joined the Coalition for Trust in Health & Science (CTHS) in January 2024. In this role, she leads the daily advancement of CTHS’ mission, vision and values, and works with the CTHS Board to develop and execute strategies for continued growth of the organization. Prior to joining CTHS, O’Malley served as senior director of policy at America’s Essential Hospitals. She oversaw all federal public policy initiatives to protect essential hospitals’ interests and support their mission to provide equitable care to all. Her focus included policy development and analysis, regulatory advocacy, and safety net financing.

She has almost two decades of experience in health policy and has deep expertise in strategic planning, public-private partnerships, advocacy initiatives, and public health campaigns. While serving as a health policy consultant, O’Malley designed and executed legislative and regulatory health policy initiatives and advised clients on policy issues impacting their communities and businesses. She started her health policy career at the American Hospital Association where she served as a project manager on the public policy team and was instrumental in supporting and developing the association’s health care reform policy platform.

O’Malley holds a master’s degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in public communications from American University.