Prior to joining Addiction Policy Forum as the Chief Operating Officer, Jay Ruais served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Congressman Frank Guinta of New Hampshire. Jay now serves as Chief of Staff for Addiction Policy Forum.

Having worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staffer and Chief of Staff, Jay brings a wealth of policy knowledge and management experience to APF. Given his work on political campaigns in each of the last five cycles dating back to 2008, the latter of two cycles as campaign manager for a Congressional race, he also understands the political landscape shaping the country. 

Jay received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College in 2008, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from American University in 2013.