Director of Government Relations
In her role, Ms. Morton directs the Association’s legislative and non-finance regulatory activities, and supports the Government Affairs Executives for the Association’s member hospitals. Prior to joining CCHA, she spent six years advocating on behalf of employers at the California Chamber of Commerce, where she focused on tax policy, legal reform, environmental regulation, and most recently, health care and education issues.
Mira began her career in public policy as a legislative advocate and regional director at TechAmerica, a national trade association of technology companies. She handled legislative issues related to e-commerce, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and children’s online safety in all 50 states, and also managed the TechAmerica’s lobbying activities in nine western states. Before that, she worked for five years as a middle school teacher in Cupertino, California teaching language arts and social studies to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Mira has a B.S. in psychology and a M.A. in education from Santa Clara University. She also has a J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, with a certificate in government affairs. Mira is an active member of the Capitol Network mentorship program and recently became a hospice volunteer with Sutter Care at Home. She currently lives in East Sacramento with her Husband and two step-sons, ages 14 and 16.