Emily Dulong has been with MHA since January 2018 and oversees state and federal policy efforts that affect MHA’s member hospitals and the health of the patients and communities they serve.

Previously, Emily spent three years as the Director of Operations for the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. 

Prior to her work in the healthcare non-profit sector, she was a legislative staffer with Representative Steve Walsh and the Massachusetts House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Financing.  She served as Legislative Director during the passage of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, the healthcare payment reform law, and as Chief of Staff during the commonwealth’s implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

Emily is a native and resident of Lynn and a graduate of Bridgewater State College and the University of Massachusetts Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She is a 2018 fellow of the Massachusetts Health Leadership College, a longtime middle school mentor with Girls Inc. of Lynn, and a member of the Alumni and Friends of Lynn Classical High School and the JFK Library New Frontier Network.