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Kristin DeVries

Director of Advocacy

Kristin joined Sepsis Alliance as Director of Advocacy in August 2021. She brings over 15 years of experience in public policy, government affairs, and reproductive health. Prior to joining Sepsis Alliance, Kristin served as Senior Director of Operations for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), District II, spearheading and sustaining the Safe Motherhood Initiative, a leading grant-funded hospital quality improvement program to increase standardization in care and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. In this capacity, Kristin worked closely with a clinical team of experts to develop a maternal sepsis care bundle that is being utilized in hospitals across New York State, educating policymakers, government agencies, and the public along the way.

Kristin earned a dual M.A. in U.S. History and Public Policy from the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College for Public Affairs and Policy. Prior to her time at ACOG District II, she worked in health policy for the New York State Legislature and New York State Governor’s office.

Kristin is excited to bring her diverse background and expertise to Sepsis Alliance to advance the organization’s advocacy goals, increase awareness of sepsis across the continuum of care, and work towards achieving health equity for those impacted by sepsis.

In her free time, you can find Kristin at CrossFit, running, hiking, traveling, and cheering on the NY Mets with her husband and two stepsons.