Jay Nichols

Vice President of Public Policy

Jay Nichols has over 20 years of federal policy and advocacy experience specializing in representing the health, education, nutrition, and safety needs of families across the nation.

As Vice of President of Public Policy at Tourette Association of America (TAA), Jay leads the organization’s public policy team and provides strategic direction in developing and implementing TAA’s public policy and governmental affairs strategies.

Prior to joining TAA, Jay was a member of the government affairs team at March of Dimes, where he advocated for patient-focused maternal and infant health policies. His leadership led to the passage of landmark bipartisan legislation, including bills to expand and enhance federal mental health programs, provide more resources to better train the health workforce, and ensure basic accommodations for pregnant people in the workplace.

In addition, Jay represents TAA in numerous coalitions, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Friends of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

A native of Syracuse, NY, Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Bonaventure University.