Fatima A. Cuevas is Chief Operating Officer for the ACLU of Florida. She has over a decade of government and non-profit experience. She has a proven record of successfully ensuring that an organization’s priorities, goals and objectives are met by developing key relationships and partnerships across agencies, departments and outside organizations. She served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and primary liaison to Congress for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She worked directly with members of Congress and their staffs in one of the most demanding and fast-paced roles in the Obama Administration. Fatima worked on key Congressional affairs and engagement strategies during the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, H1N1 and the Ebola and Zika outbreaks among other priorities.
Prior to serving as a Presidential appointee at HHS' Office of Congressional Affairs, Fatima managed national stakeholder engagement and business outreach for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization aimed at placing the next generation of Latino leaders in government fellowships and internships.
Fatima is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a B.S. from the College of Journalism and Communication in Telecommunications.