MaryAnne Sapio

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MaryAnne Sapio
Miss California 1999, MaryAnne Sapio.
Miss California 1999, MaryAnne Sapio.
Born 1978 (age 45–46)[1]
Nationality American
Occupation lobbyist
Known for former Miss California

MaryAnne Sapio is a Washington DC lobbyist, and former beauty pageant titleholder.[2][3] Sapio won the Miss California title in 1999, and competed in the nationally televised Miss America 2000 pageant. [4] She did not place in the competition, but did win the Bert Parks Non-Finalist Talent Award.[5]

Sapio served as Director of Federal Affairs at Wheat Government Relations. Her husband, Jeffrey Groharing, is a lawyer and an officer in the United States Marine Corps.[6] Groharing is one of the officers appointed to prosecute Guantanamo captives charged before the Guantanamo military commissions.[7]

Subsequently, Sapio held a number of senior positions, in Washington, at organizations advocating positions connected with health care, including: the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); the American Health Care Association (AHCA); and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.[8] Sapio was hired as the AANP's Vice President of Federal Government Affairs.


  1. Sonja Isger, Jason Schultz (2008-12-03). "Owner of North Palm Beach restaurant dies after head-on crash on PGA Boulevard". Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2011-10-05. "In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, 21 and 30 years old." 
  2. Miss California 1999 MaryAnne Sapio Archived February 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Director of Federal Affairs:MaryAnne Sapio
  4. "Miss California History". Miss California. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. "Meet Miss California 1999". Archived from the original on 4 February 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. Findlaw lawyer directory
  7. At Guantanamo, even 'easy' cases have lingered, Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2006 -- -- mirror
  8. "Nurse Practitioners Unveil Federal Health Policy Team". 2013-02-27. "Joining in early March is MaryAnne Sapio, who will lead the organization's lobbying effort as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs. A veteran of Washington policy and politics, Sapio has previously served as Senior Director of Government Relations and Federal Advocacy for the American Health Care Association (AHCA)."