Jennifer is a highly successful public policy, legislative, advocacy and political affairs leader, including working in both the state and federal government as well as the private sector. She has over 20 years of public policy and government relations experience with well over half of her career spent dedicated to health care policy and the health care industry. This has afforded her a deep understanding of the health care market and environment, health care organizations and health care stakeholders.
Her role at CLA is to provide thought leadership, policy analysis and strategic insights to health care providers across the continuum related to the industry's ongoing transformation towards value. A key focus of that work is on market innovations and emerging payment models. Her goal is to help CLA clients navigate and thrive in an increasingly dynamic health care environment.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has successfully advocated both at the state and federal levels on a host of issues. Over her career, her focus areas have spanned corporate, nonprofit and tax policy to health care, including Medicare and Medicaid policies, the Affordable Care Act and 340B to name a few. Her work frequently puts her in touch with Congress, Agency officials, and industry stakeholders.
She has been frequently called upon to create and design new structures, approaches and programs with the goal of providing cohesion and a clear line of sight to organizational goals. She thrives in this capacity, as it allows her to think globally, design locally and utilize her creativity and innovation.
Jennifer is highly skilled in persuasive communications and public speaking, and enjoys engaging and empowering others to work towards a common mission. She has presented in Wisconsin and nationally hundreds of times over the course of her career.
She also blogs for CLA on its "Health Care Innovation and Insight Blog" (HI2) at http://blogs.claconnect.com/healthcareinnovation/.
- Government relations (all aspects)
- Public policy development and analysis
- Regulatory affairs
- Health care industry, integrated health systems, hospitals of all sizes
- Persuasive communications, educating/training and public speaking
- Strategy development
- Grassroots advocacy
Masters of Science in Management, Leadership, and Strategy, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science; Minors: French, History, Indiana University, Bloomington
Certified Telehealth Facilitator; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In the community
Changing Lives India, Inc. board member
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management - WI, board member
Resources and events
Article 1/19/20236 Health Care Headwinds in 2023 and What to Do About Them
Article 12/13/2022CMS Finalizes the CY 2023 Hospital Outpatient Rule
Event 12/7/2022 – 12/8/2022AHCA/NCAL Population Health Management Summit
Article 11/21/2022CMS Heeds Some Concerns, Small Payment Raise in 2023 Final Home Health Rule
Article 10/11/2022Updated Rural Emergency Hospital Analysis — Will $3.2 Million Be Enough?
Article 9/30/2022COVID-19’s Impact on Technology-Enabled Health Care
Article 8/25/2022CMS Releases 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule
Article 8/19/2022CMS Releases FY 2023 Final Rule for Skilled Nursing Facilities