Gail Amidzich worked for Congress and federal agencies for 25 years and later in the private sector.  She was Legislative Director to Rep. Tony Hall (OH) and associate staff to the U.S. House Rules Committee.   She served in the executive branch as Deputy Director of Legislation for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and later handled government relations for the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).  Gail has worked on a range of issues including child nutrition, health policy, Medicaid, public housing, and commerce issues and is excited about working with the DCFYI Board and other supporters to help DCFYI raise the resources it needs to help DC foster teens join loving families.