GPAC Members

Government Affairs

The Association of Population Centers (APC) and PAA work together to educate policymakers about population research outcomes and the federal agencies that support population, or demographic, research. These objectives are achieved through the work of the APC/PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC). Through the director and deputy director of Government and Public Affairs, GPAC accomplishes this mission by:

  • Participating in coalitions;
  • Organizing briefings and meetings with policymakers;
  • Developing briefing materials and communications for policymakers and staffs;
  • Participating in bi-weekly GPAC phone calls;
  • Reporting bi-annually to the PAA board and APC members;
  • Writing public affairs updates for the organizations' newsletters and home pages.

For more information please view our GPAC brochure

Committee Members

Christine A. Bachrach
Duke University and University of Maryland

Wendy Baldwin
Population Reference Bureau, Washington, DC

Lisa Berkman
Harvard University, Boston, MA

Eileen Crimmins
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Irma T. Elo
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Glass
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau, Washington, DC

Robert A. Moffitt
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Steven Ruggles
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Jarron Saint Onge
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Pamela J. Smock
Duke University, Durham, NC

Stephen J. Tordella
Decision Demographics, Arlington, VA

GPAC Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs (GPAC)

Juliane Baron
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs

GPAC Office
1701 K Street, NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006
202.341.7283; fax: 202.842.2788