Anita Lewis

Anita Lewis

Anita M. Lewis sharpened her professional skills working in the non-profit, advertising, media, policy, government affairs and healthcare industries for over 20 years. Currently representing AmeriHealth Caritas as the Director of Government and External Affairs for the state of Pennsylvania, Anita serves as an advocate to protect and promote access to health care.

She works with staffers and members of the general assembly to avidly and consistently create policy that assures the state’s most fragile residents of the Commonwealth are provided seamless, quality coordinated health care services.

Prior to joining AmeriHealth, Ms. Lewis was the Legislative Program Manager at Health Partners Plans to partner educate and partner with federal and state legislators representing Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties regarding health care issues impacting their constituents.

While working for Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent J. Hughes she served as the Communications/ Public Relations Liaison. In this role she promoted the Senator’s activities, community events and pitched policy initiatives to the press. Hosted press conferences (both in the Capitol and within the district) to highlight the Senator’s accomplishments, including higher education preparation and other funding opportunities specifically, Pennsylvania’s first $1 million allocated for HIV testing and education programs.

Along with being one of the founding members and past president of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (BPRS), Ms. Lewis was acknowledged as a member of the first installment of professional women recognized as Young Women Making a Difference, an initiative developed from Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s Women’s History Month event, Women Making a Difference Awards. She was acknowledged as a Philadelphia Leader in the Philadelphia Tribune Newspaper’s Most Influential Philadelphians and Philadelphia Leaders for multiple years and 2005 recognized as one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

She received her undergraduate degree from Temple University School of Journalism and obtained her Masters in Communication Research from the University of Akron in Ohio.