NEMA names Schuman to lead MITA

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has named Ilyse Schuman to lead its Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a collection of medical imaging equipment manufacturers and product developers.

Schuman, the former minority staff director and chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), has joined as managing director of MITA and vice president of NEMA. Since 2001, she has served on the HELP committee as counsel to the former chairman and now ranking member, Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo.

While serving on the Senate HELP Committee, MITA said that Schuman oversaw legislative and communications activity, including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the FDA Amendments Act and health IT legislation. As staff director and counsel to the chair of the committee, she managed legislative initiatives, including the FDA Drug Safety Reform, Pension Protection Act, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, College Cost Reduction and Access Act, Head Start reauthorization and Patient Safety bill through Congress.