John Schaeffler is the Executive Global Government Affairs Leader for GE Healthcare. John re-joined GE Healthcare in March 2010. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Leader of Government Relations from 2004 to 2009. In between his time at GE Healthcare, John was the Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs of DaVita – a dialysis provider. Prior to coming to GE Healthcare the first time, John spent nine years at the American Health Care Association (AHCA) ending his time there as Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations. John began his career as a legislative aide to two Members of Congress from Minnesota from 1987 through 1995. He is a graduate of American University’s School of Public Affairs with a degree in political science.