As co-leader of QGA’s healthcare practice, Bonnie tackles complex policy challenges and political issues currently before Congress and the administration. She is actively engaged in all facets of the healthcare sector. Some of her recent achievements include positioning a Fortune 500 CEO for discussions on health care reform with key members of Congress and agency heads, serving as a strategic advisor to an insurance client testifying at an Oversight & Investigations hearing and counseling a large benefits consulting firm about the impact of health reform on large employers.
She joined QGA after having served as Director of Federal Policy at the Alzheimer's Association. In this position, she developed and implemented the Association's policy positions on federal issues. This work included working with various agencies at HHS, including CMS, NIH, FDA and CDC. She represented the Association to the broader patient organization community and to organizations representing older Americans. Bonnie also has 10 years of experience working in the United States Senate where she served as a professional staff member on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, working for Chairman David Pryor on Medicare, long-term care and health care reform. She also worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Jack Reed and as Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, under the leadership of Senator Tom Daschle. Bonnie previously worked as Director of Health Policy at the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans).
A graduate of Tulane University, Bonnie earned a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University.more » « less