Patrick Hope is MITA’s Executive Director. Patrick comes to MITA from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) where he served as the senior director of legislative policy. Prior to his tenure at ACC, Hope served as legislative counsel / senior manager of legislative affairs for the American College of Physicians. As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Hope represents the state’s 47th district (Arlington County), where he serves on the Health Welfare and Institutions Committee. Patrick holds a law degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law, a master of arts in congressional studies from Catholic University and a bachelor of arts and science in history and political science from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.