Jane M. Adams serves as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Canada, Johnson & Johnson and manages a team of DC-based federal lobbyists and political programs professionals as well as the J&J Canada government affairs team. Jane joined J&J’s Washington, DC office in 2003 to manage the medical device sector team and was promoted in March 2016 to oversee the J&J Washington, DC office to direct all cross-sector federal portfolios that also include biopharmaceuticals, consumer health products and medical technology.
Jane’s experience in Washington, DC spans over 30 years in public health and biomedical research policy; patient advocacy and public affairs. Jane led successful efforts in key legislative packages for J&J including the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) in 2003, the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 21st Century Cures in 2016, FDA drug and device user fee reform packages, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the SUPPORT Act of 2018.
Prior to joining the Johnson & Johnson office, Jane served as Director, Government Affairs for Medtronic, Inc. managing medical technology advocacy and policy issues with focus on cardiac rhythm management, diabetes and neuroscience technologies.
Jane also previously directed government affairs efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and continues to serve in several capacities for both the local and national JDRF organizations as a patient volunteer having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12.
Jane also directed congressional affairs for the National Association for Biomedical Research.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Affairs Council; the Bryce Harlow Foundation; the US Global Leadership Coalition; the Ford’s Theater Board of Governors; the US Chamber Foundation; and she is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC.
As a volunteer, Jane leads federal advocacy efforts for ChildHelp, a national organization dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse. She is a mentor for the US Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Foundation and volunteers for local hunger organizations including the Capital Area Food Bank and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Most recently, Jane was identified on the 2018, 2019 and 2020 lists of the Hill Newspaper’s “Top Lobbyists” and she was included in November 2019 Business Insider’s “Top 34 DC Power Players in Healthcare.”
Jane received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Vermont and her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University where she serves as a guest lecturer throughout the academic year.
She and her family reside in Arlington, VA.