Phil Curtis oversees the policy and advocacy activities of APLA Health’s Government Affairs Division.  He joined the agency as a case manager in 1989, later worked as APLA’s benefits coordinator, managed the agency’s first return-to-work program, and joined the Government Affairs Division in 2000.  Previously, Curtis had a long career as a journalist, writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and producing programs and documentaries for Public Broadcasting.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.