Spencer Morrissey, MS

Coordinator, Executive Office  |  smorrissey@nhcouncil.org

A proud Vermonter in DC, Spencer Morrissey is thrilled to be starting his career with the National Health Council (NHC) after completing a Government Relations and Policy internship with the American Psychiatric Association. Morrissey’s vested interest in ensuring access to and equity in health care, especially for those of underserved communities and those with chronic conditions made joining the team at NHC an easy decision.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine where he was an At-Large Student Senator in USM’s Student Government and served as the President of the Commuter Student Association throughout the pandemic. He later earned a Master of Science in Addiction Policy and Practice from Georgetown University, where he also served as a Student Senator in GradGov, Georgetown’s Graduate Student Government, as well as serving as Vice President of Engagement for Hoyas for Recovery, Georgetown’s Collegiate Recovery Program. Morrissey is passionate about overdose and suicide prevention, awareness, and treatment, evident through his ongoing volunteer work with This Must Be the Place, handing out naloxone at music festivals and training festival goers on overdose identification and naloxone administration, as well as his past involvement with The Trevor Project as a lifeline counselor.

Morrissey’s interests span into the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence, health care and MedTech innovation, addiction treatment, harm reduction, and LGBTQI+ rights.