Alwyn Cassil is principal of Policy Translation, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in health research and policy communications. Before founding Policy Translation in 2013, Cassil served as director of public affairs at the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), an independent, nonpartisan health policy research organization. At HSC, she was responsible for identifying key policy and research issues, writing and editing HSC publications, and handling media relations and public policy outreach. Previously, Cassil was a press officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General and the Health Care Financing Administration, now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Before serving in the federal government, Cassil was Washington editor of AHA News, the weekly newspaper published by the American Hospital Association. She also was an award-winning staff writer for several daily newspapers and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.