Chatrane Birbal

Senior Advisor, Government Relations

Chatrane Birbal

​Areas of Expertise: Health care reform and retirement savings.

"If there isn’t an individual (health care) mandate anymore, then that means all those young healthy folks that previously had gotten insurance on the state exchanges, or ACA exchanges, will say, 'I don’t need to buy insurance,' and will come out of those exchanges." - Washington Business Journal

Birbal is actively involved in health care and immigration public policy issues that impact the human resources profession. Prior to joining SHRM, she was the director of government relations at the Council on Foundations, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit membership association of some 2,000 grant-making foundations. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the State University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.


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