Andrew Sperling, JD, serves as a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Population-Based Payment Work Group. He is Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) Federal Legislative Advocacy program. With over 210,000 members and 1,200 affiliates, NAMI is the largest national consumer and family organization representing people with serious brain disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder. Since 1994, Mr. Sperling has also served as Co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force, a coalition of national disability advocacy and provider organizations dedicated to promoting policies and funding to increase access to affordable housing opportunities for non-elderly adults with severe disabilities. Mr. Sperling also served on the National Community Mental Healthcare Council as Deputy Director of Government Relations, as Coordinator of Public Policy Information for the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Dick Swett (D-NH). Mr. Sperling wrote several published works, including Accessing Assistive Technology: A Policy Review & Funding Guide for the State of New Hampshire for the New Hampshire Institute on Disability and the article, “The Discretionary Function Exception: A Limit on Municipal Liability After the City of Dover” for The New Hampshire Bar Journal. Mr. Sperling received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, a master’s degree from George Washington University, and a juris doctorate from the Franklin Pierce Law Center.