Demitrios “Jamie” Papapetros joined Capital Health Consulting in January of 2021 and serves as the Senior Government Affairs & Health Policy Associate. Jamie brings eleven years of deep legislative and policy experience. Most recently, Jamie served as Legislative Assistant and Director of Research and Communications at Richard J. Gallo/Gallo Associates, specializing in health and mental health policies. Jamie is proficient in managing client priorities, meticulously organizing and tracking legislation and is adept at drafting poignant and succinct legislative memos for an on behalf of his clients.
Demitrios "Jamie" Papapetros
Senior Government Affairs & Health Policy Associate
Jamie’s successes include his work on legislative and regulatory initiatives to advance the implementation of the federal and state mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) parity laws, including the enactment of the Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Report (MH/SUD) Act in 2018-2019. One of his proudest accomplishments is rallying mental health professionals and broad array of medical specialty societies and mental health consumer advocacy organizations in support of legislation to prohibit so-called “conversion therapy” -- efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation, which was passed and signed into law in January 2019.
Jamie worked on several state legislative and congressional races in New Jersey prior to his work in New York and he graduated from Rider University in New Jersey with Bachelor of Arts in in 2008, as a Summa Cum Laude having double majored in Political Science and Radio/Television.
Jamie serves on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of NYS (MHANYS) and is active in other community activities.
Jamie enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.