Sonya C. Clay

Government Relations - Consultant


Sonya Clay is an Alabama native with over two decades of federal advocacy and congressional experience. Throughout her career, Sonya has promoted evidence-based health policies and represented the interests of municipalities, universities, and non-profit organizations. She also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years in various capacities, including as Legislative Assistant to Appropriations Committee members and as a Legislative Director.

Most recently, Sonya worked for the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics where she championed numerous public health, education, technology, and insurance access policies. She served on the steering committee of the Adult Vaccines Access Coalition. During that time, Sonya led a campaign that helped to save the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program from elimination and helped spearhead the Community Immunity during COVID-19 Act.

Ms. Clay is an Alabama A&M University graduate and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sonya lives in Washington, DC. When she isn’t crusading for health, she enjoys live music, festivals, documentary films, the Philadelphia Eagles, and local DC culture.

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