What Clients Say about Zatz & Renfrew Consulting

“I have worked with Gail Zatz and Virginia Renfrew for many years in my role as Vice President, President, and Chair of the legislative committee of the Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association (VNPA). Their skill as lobbyists and their commitment to social justice has helped us remove barriers from patients seeking health care services from nurse practitioners. Gail and Virginia have a deep knowledge of health care laws and a strong sense of political strategy, both of which enabled VNPA to testify in a timely and powerful manner on health care issues. Their tireless efforts on our behalf, coupled with immediate availability with urgent matters, played a central role in Vermont becoming the 16th state in the US to have full practice authority for nurse practitioners. I highly recommend their services.” Deborah Wachtel, NP, MPH, MS –Vermont Nurse Practitioner Association

“I have worked personally with Gail Zatz and Virginia Renfrew for over ten years on substance abuse issues – prevention, treatment, and recovery. In that time, they have provided outstanding service to Maple Leaf Farm, as consultants to me and in their role as lobbyists for us in the Legislature. They are extremely knowledgeable, committed to their clients, well respected in the Legislature, and always responsive in a timely way to our needs or questions. They have played a vital role in the results we have achieved. I have no hesitation in recommending them highly to anyone considering a business relationship with Zatz and Renfrew Consulting. They have played a key role in the transformation of our program.” William Young, Maple Leaf Farm

“The Vermont Association of Adult Day Services has had the pleasure of working with Zatz & Renfrew Consulting since 2005. We have found them to be consistently professional, diligent and conscientious. Gail and Virginia have a thorough understanding of the issues that affect Vermont’s elders and those with disabilities. Consequently, they have been a powerful force in the Legislature. Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens are fortunate to have Zatz & Renfrew Consulting act on their behalf.” Mary Fredette, The Gathering Place

“For the last eighteen years, Gail and Virginia have been stalwarts and leaders for HIV/AIDS advocacy in Vermont. I honestly don’t know how we could do our work as effectively without them! What I appreciate is that not only do they take care and time to deeply understand our issues, but they create innovative new strategies to meet our needs and bring a real passion to our legislative goals. Because we have a historical relationship with them, we are able to build on past successes, which offer even more credence to our future needs. It’s obvious that what Zatz and Renfrew advocate for is taken seriously by lawmakers and decision-makers, and that means so much to the thousands of Vermonters we serve each year.” Peter Jacobsen, Vermont CARES

“When I first ran for Vermont Secretary of State, I turned to Zatz & Renfrew Consulting to lead my campaign. They successfully guided me to my first statewide political success. I was fortunate to have them working for me – their diligence, perseverance, and political savvy were invaluable. As a Vermont State Senator, I was familiar with their government relations work and had worked with them on several issues. Their reputation is to work tirelessly, fighting for the interests of their clients.” Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State

“Our organization of health care professionals has worked with Zatz and Renfrew Consulting since 2003. They have always been very responsive to our organization’s public policy needs. Our first major legislative success with them was passage of a strong Healthcare Whistleblower bill. Since then, we have been instrumental, with their guidance, in many other important health care issues, including ending gender identity discrimination in health insurance, nonprofit hospital oversight, and health care reform. They have built strong relationships with public leaders and ally organizations, which has been instrumental in creating powerful issue-based partnerships.” Mari Cordes, Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Care Professionals