Active Policy Solutions


Active Policy Solutions has been an invaluable partner in helping Action for Healthy Kids expand its perspective on policy matters, strategize and begin taking action in ways we couldn’t have anticipated just two years ago. While we know that accomplishing any policy initiative takes persistence over time, due to APS’s experience, willingness to listen to and understand our needs, and strong connections in the policy world, I’m confident we’re on the road to significantly impacting the health of kids nationwide. It’s been a pleasure working with the APS team so far, and I look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration!

Rob Bisceglie, CEO, Action for Healthy Kids

Terri Lakowski has made significant contributions to several of our key initiatives and is a vital part of our team. Most recently, USA Cheer has recently launched STUNT, a new sport to be considered by the NCAA as an Emerging Sport and Terri helped guide us through that process.

Bill Seely, Executive Director, USA Cheer

Terri is a connector and has the ability to open doors and is able to champion our cause through many avenues. Her easy going approach reaches many and she has built a great foundation for us to build upon in the future.

Amy E. Rauworth, MS, RCEP, Associate Director, National Center on Physical Activity

What makes Active Policy Solutions unique from other firms is that they truly “get it” — from being substantive experts in youth sports policy, understanding the unique needs of a nonprofit, and providing a culture and relationship style that is directly consistent with our organization’s values. Not only that, but they have a track record of success that demonstrates they know how to get work done in Washington.

Paul Caccamo, Executive Director, Up2Us

With Active Policy Solutions comes a tireless work ethic, a passion and deep commitment to advancing your cause, and an expertise in forming long lasting and meaningful relationships with key policymakers and coalition partners. These skills have been critical in the Women’s Sports Foundation’s success in advancing policy for women and girls in sports.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director of Advocacy, Women’s Sports Foundation

The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) has had the distinct honor and privilege of being associated with Terri Lakowski for many years now working on issues of national importance and impact for students with physical disabilities. Terri’s background in sport, education, and civil rights issues gives her a unique perspective and ability to provide quality guidance in addressing these issues. Terri has established strong working relationships with a multitude of national organizations and individuals in this industry while working to develop collaborations in establishing the most effective outcomes and results. Our organization has benefitted greatly from Terri’s insight, assistance and expertise.

Bev Vaughn, Executive Director, American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

I am so impressed with Terri Lakowski and the Active Policy Solutions (APS) team. Together they work like a smooth running machine with such a great balance of dedicated talents and professional attributes. Through our NCYS advocacy work with APS, we are making a positive difference to enhance the youth sports experience and promote healthier lifestyles for today and for generations to come. Thanks APS!

Sally Johnson, Executive Director, National Council of Youth Sports