Jennifer Hendrick Snyder


Jennifer Hendrick Snyder, a partner at Capitol Advocacy, brings over 25 years of policy development, community relations, and advocacy experience to the firm. As the co-lead of the Firm’s Healthcare practice, she is considered one of California’s top lobbyists in the healthcare and human services arena and has been instrumental in negotiating key rate and health policy changes to benefit her clients.

Her keen understanding of California’s complex healthcare and human services issues including behavioral health, coupled with her extensive background working for several healthcare organizations, has provided our clients with great success in both the Legislature and the Executive Branch. Jennifer’s experience advocating on budget issues has led to obtaining rate enhancements for clients and mitigating rate cuts for health care facility and pharmacy providers, physicians, and medical and product suppliers. Further, she has advocated on behalf of the life sciences industry, supporting their continued viability and advances in research and development in California.

Along with her advocacy in the Legislature, Jennifer’s deep-rooted background in the industry and relationships with key stakeholders have enabled the firm’s clients to successfully secure lucrative health contracts with the State. Jennifer also works closely with clients to navigate the Department of Health Care Services, Department of Public Health and Department of Social Services, positively facilitating the process for multiple clients to become Medi-Cal enrolled providers, obtain coverage of new health care technologies, and troubleshoot state licensure issues.

Before joining Capitol Advocacy, Jennifer served in a variety of government relations capacities at the California Association for Health Services at Home, the California Association of Health Facilities, the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, and the California Hospital Association. Her extensive experience working for this diverse group of healthcare organizations and associations has led her to become an industry expert on issues related to long-term care, social and health care services.

Additionally, Jennifer has spearheaded several grassroots and coalition building campaigns, working directly with health care facilities and community service agencies to achieve successful legislative outreach and build support coalitions for her clients. With this unique perspective, Jennifer skillfully advises clients on strategically communicating and garnering grassroots and stakeholder support for their policy objectives.

Jennifer has a degree in political science from California State University, Chico and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of San Francisco. She enjoys running and biking around Folsom Lake and volunteers with Meals on Wheels in her local community. She lives in Granite Bay with her husband Brian and son Colton.