Mary Jo Hoeksema
Since January 2004, Mary Jo Hoeksema has been the Director of Government Affairs for the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers (PAA/APC), two affiliated organizations comprised of over 3,000 behavioral and social scientists, including economists, demographers, and sociologists, who conduct population-based research and over 40 U.S. population research centers. In addition to her working for PAA/APC, since 2008 Ms. Hoeksema has co-directed the Census Project coalition. From 2006 to 2012, she was on the Associates Board of Directors for the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, serving as its Chair from 2011 to 2012. Prior to her position with PAA/APC, Ms. Hoeksema worked at the National Institutes of Health for approximately 10 years, as the Legislative Officer at the National Institute on Aging and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and as the Special Assistant to the Director of the NIH Office of Policy of Extramural Research Administration. Ms. Hoeksema came to the NIH in 1995 as a Presidential Management Fellow. In addition to her positions at the NIH, Ms. Hoeksema has served as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Legislative Correspondent for Senator Jeff Bingaman. Ms. Hoeksema has a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University.