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 2/23/20242024 Trends in Health Care, Life Science
Article 12/13/2023New Reimbursements for Holistic Health Integration and Management
Article 12/6/2023CMS Releases 2024 Final Hospital Outpatient Rule
Article 11/22/2023CMS Finalizes Small Home Health Care Increase in 2024
Article 10/31/2023Should Health Care and Life Sciences Consider ESG? Explore Pros and Cons
Article 8/24/20232024 Medicare Inpatient, Long-Term Care Hospital Rule
Article 6/15/2023Creating Health Neighborhoods: A Place to Live, Work, and Play
Article 6/12/2023Senior Living Innovation: Robot Servers and Streamlining Communication
Article 3/30/2023Opportunities to Bypass Existing Three-Day Inpatient Stay Requirement