Linda Rouse O'Neill Promoted To
Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Policy


Alexandria, VA, Feb. 21, 2023 – Health Industry Distributors Association is pleased to announce that Linda Rouse O’Neill has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Policy.

“In 12 years at the forefront of HIDA’s advocacy, Linda has positioned distributors and HIDA as trusted partners for policymakers in Washington,” said Matt Rowan, HIDA’s President and CEO.  “Her work enhances the nation’s preparedness and resilience efforts by building collaboration between government and medical products distributors and manufacturers.”
O’Neill’s issue portfolio includes the full spectrum of supply chain issues impacting the medical products industry and includes engagement with an expansive range of federal agencies focused on healthcare, preparedness, transportation, and related commercial issues. She also engages with allied trade associations to magnify the collective impact of industry advocacy efforts.
Her recent accomplishments include convening HIDA’s first-ever Pandemic Preparedness Summit and engaging major shipping ports to alleviate ongoing transportation issues.
O’Neill prior experience includes Director of Federal Affairs at Premier, legislative assistant to Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY), and Senior Specialist for Government Affairs and Policy at the National Rural Health Association.

About HIDA

Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the healthcare distribution network – the essential link between global healthcare supply manufacturers and local care providers. HIDA members operate more than 500+ distribution centers to bring critical products, supplies, and services to more than 560,000 healthcare settings across the U.S., including hospitals, long-term care, physician practices, home care, and laboratories. Visit

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