Gene McGill Hired as AANP State Government Relations Director

July 1, 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Santoro
(202) 237-8150

Gene McGill Joins the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians as State Government Relations Director
Former member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives brings unique skill set to the job


After an extensive search, former Pennsylvania House of Representatives Member Gene McGill joined the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians as its new State Government Relations Director on June 21, 2010.  Mr. McGill is tasked with evaluating the overall effectiveness of each state’s licensure efforts and clearly defining the political requirements for success.

Mr. McGill served his constituents in Pennsylvania’s 151st state congressional district for six terms, from 1995 to 2006.  His career includes six years on the Horsham Township Council, and time as a manufacturer’s representative before the Pennsylvania General Assembly, state regulatory agencies, and the executive branch.  His extensive background in government affairs has given him the unique blend of legislative savvy, political acumen, and volunteer development skills that will enable him to support state affiliates as they develop advocacy strategies and conduct ongoing evaluations of their progress.

“I am very pleased to have someone with Mr. McGill’s talents leading our efforts in the states,” said Karen Howard, Executive Director of the AANP.  “He joins us with strong reputation for simply getting the job done regardless of the obstacles, and I suspect he will quickly become the best friend of each State President engaged in this work.”

Naturopathic doctors are general practitioners who are experts in alternative medicine.  They train at four-year, post-graduate naturopathic medical schools that are accredited by an agency of the United States Department of Education.  Fifteen states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regulate naturopathic medicine.  Learn more at


The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a professional association that strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine.