Alison Gee is VP of Government and Community Engagement for Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC). In this role, she monitors and supports Federal and state policy and advocacy work. Alison also oversees the PATNC Show Me Strong Families Parents as Teachers model affiliate that provides home visits to more than 250 families each year in St. Louis City and north St. Louis County through Federal, public contract, and private foundation support. She has a 35-year background in advocating for maternal and child health and racial equity. Alison was previously VP of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri; COO of the Health Policy Institute, a Missouri-based education and advocacy group; and Executive Director of a Washington, D.C.-based, pro-choice PAC. She worked on development and implementation of the Missouri Medicaid Managed Care (MC+) program, and has played a key role in the development, drafting and passage of Missouri state legislation on pre-natal substance use disorder, collaborative practice regulations, and maternal and child health care reform. Alison is a charter member of the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), a Court Appointed Special Advocate, serves on the Deaconess Foundation Children’s Action Council, and is Vice President of PROMO, a Missouri statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. She received the St. Louis Argus Distinguished Citizen Award in 2011. Alison lives in St. Louis City with her wife and is the foster-adoptive mother of two adult sons, and grandmother of one.