Governor Mike Leavitt

Michael O. Leavitt

Founder and Chairman

Michael O. Leavitt is the founder and Chairman of Leavitt Partners where he advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. In previous roles, Leavitt served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as a three-time elected governor of Utah.

Rich McKeown, Chief Executive Officer at Leavitt Partners

Rich McKeown

Chief Executive Officer

Rich McKeown is Chief Executive at Leavitt Partners. He is a co-founder of Leavitt Partners with former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, EPA Administrator and Governor Michael O. Leavitt. The partnership advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. As the chief executive officer, McKeown leads a group of experienced professionals who help clients enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, navigate dynamic regulatory and reimbursement systems and improve living conditions around the world.

Charlie Johnson, Cheif Operating Officer

Charlie Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Charlie Johnson is Chief Financial Officer at Leavitt Partners. He brings decades of financial and government experience to the firm and its’ clients.

Andrew Croshaw, President, Leavitt Partners Consulting

Andrew Croshaw

President, Leavitt Partners Consulting

Andrew Croshaw is President of Leavitt Partners Consulting where he oversees the delivery of consulting services to clients. In this role, Mr. Croshaw also advises clients as they enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, and navigate dynamic regulatory and reimbursement systems.

Vince Ventimiglia

Vince Ventimiglia

President, Leavitt Partners Collaborative Advocates

Vince Ventimiglia is President of Leavitt Partners Collaborative Advocates. In this role, Mr. Ventimiglia leads complex, multi-disciplinary collaborations among diverse health care organizations seeking to implement significant health care policy initiatives. He also facilitates relationships with congressional and executive branch offices and provides in-depth analysis of federal government action.

Brett Graham, President, Leavitt Partners Development

Brett Graham

President, Leavitt Partners Development

Brett Graham is President of Leavitt Partners Development where he is responsible for forging new relationships and developing the firm’s key external alliances.

Susan Winckler, Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners

Susan Winckler

Managing Partner, Washington DC Office

Susan Winckler is the Managing Partner of the Leavitt Partners Washington, DC office and leads the daily operations and client relationships of the office.

Taylor Leavitt, President, Leavitt Partners Equity

Taylor Leavitt

President, Leavitt Partners Equity

Taylor Leavitt is President of Leavitt Partners Equity where he directs investment decisions that align with the firm’s core beliefs about the future of health care. Mr. Leavitt also leads the management of the firm’s portfolio holdings, due diligence processes, and relationships with other private equity funds.

FuturePanel

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Dr. John Agwunobi

FuturePanel

Dr. John Agwunobi is a member of Leavitt Partners’ FuturePanel and former President, Health and Wellness Business Unit, at Walmart.

Joel Ario

Joel Ario

FuturePanel

Joel Ario is a member of Leavitt Partners’ FuturePanel. He brings to the firm 30 years of experience in a professional career dedicated to shaping and implementing public policy, primarily in the areas of health reform and consumer rights.

Tom Barker

Thomas Barker

Senior Advisor and FuturePanel

Thomas Barker serves as a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners and is also a member of the firm’s FuturePanel. Mr. Barker is among the Nation’s foremost experts on Medicare and health care legal issues.

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Dr. David Blumenthal

FuturePanel

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, is the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Obama, where he oversaw national efforts to create a nationwide health information system and widespread, meaningful use of health IT.

Charlene Frizzera

Charlene Frizzera

Senior Advisor and FuturePanel

Charlene Frizzera serves as a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners and is also a member of the firm’s FuturePanel. Ms. Frizzera has exceptional operational knowledge surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Rick Foster

Rick Foster

FuturePanel

Rick Foster is the former Chief Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A position he held for over 18 years.

Dr. Brent James

Dr. Brent James

FuturePanel

Dr. Brent James is a member of Leavitt Partners’ FuturePanel. Dr. James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts.

Karen Milgate

Karen Milgate

FuturePanel

Karen Milgate is a seasoned health care policy executive with a deep knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid policies, programs, operations, and data.

Dr. John Nelson

Dr. John Nelson

Senior Advisor and FuturePanel

John Nelson, MD, MPH is a Senior Advisor and member of FuturePanel at Leavitt Partners. He brings more than three decades of medical practice and health policy experience to the Leavitt Partners’ team.

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Ray Scheppach

FuturePanel

Ray Scheppach is the former executive director of the National Governors Association where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of one of the most influential public policy and lobbying groups in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Barry M. Straube

FuturePanel

Barry M. Straube, MD, is the former Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and director of the CMS Office of Clinical Standards and Quality.

Ron-Williams

Ronald A. Williams

FuturePanel

Ronald A. Williams is the former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. During his tenure, Fortune magazine named Aetna as the most admired company in the insurance and managed care industry.

Shirley Weis

Shirley Weis

FuturePanel

Shirley Weis is a member of Leavitt Partners’ FuturePanel and former Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Partners

Robin Arnold-Williams

Robin Arnold-Williams

Partner

Robin Arnold-Williams is a Partner at Leavitt Partners and directs Leavitt Partners’ Medicaid practice. Ms. Arnold-Williams has over a decade of experience leading large state-level health and human service agencies.

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Lauren Driscoll

Partner

Lauren Driscoll is a Partner at Leavitt Partners. Ms. Driscoll brings significant public health and applied health policy expertise to the Leavitt Partners team.

David Smith

David Smith

Partner and Director of Payer Services

David Smith is a Partner and Director of Payer Services with Leavitt Partners, leading the firm’s operations and client activities in Chicago, IL.

Senior Advisors

James Capretta

James Capretta

Senior Advisor

James Capretta serves as a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners and is also a member of the firm’s FuturePanel, specializing in Medicare and Medicaid payment issues and the intersection of the federal budget process and health care policy.

Michael Deily

Michael Deily

Senior Advisor

Michael Deily serves as a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners. Mr. Deily has over 30 years of experience in state assistance programs.

Natalie Gochnour

Natalie Gochnour

Senior Advisor

Natalie Gochnour is a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners where she advises the firm and its clients on health care policy and corporate communications.

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Laura Lawlor

Senior Advisor

Laura Lawlor serves as Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners. She brings almost two decades of senior-level public policy experience, having served in various government roles at both the state and federal level.

David Merritt

David Merritt

Senior Advisor

David Merritt serves as Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners. He is a nationally recognized expert in health policy and a sought-after speaker, author and policy advisor.

Wayne Sensor

Wayne Sensor

Senior Advisor

Wayne Sensor is a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners with real world experience in operating a large, integrated health system to clients.

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Bill Steiger

Senior Advisor

Bill Steiger serves as a Senior Advisor for International Affairs at Leavitt Partners.

Professional Staff

Sydney Barfuss - 220

Sydney Barfuss

Associate
Ike Bennion

Ike Bennion

Associate
Julia Bennion 268 289

Julia Bennion

Administrative Assistant
Austin Bordelon 249 272

Austin Bordelon

Associate
Jessica Casebolt 248 278

Jessica Casebolt

Administrative Assistant
Jordana Choucair, Senior Director of Communications.

Jordana Choucair

Senior Director of Communications
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Senior Director of Equity Practice
Mallory Ekstrom

Mallory Ekstrom

Analyst
Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner

Senior Analyst
Heidi Furness 247 280

Heidi Furness

Executive Assistant
Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Project Manager
Tara Gunther - 180

Tara Gunther

Director of Provider Services
Ben Gong

Benjamin Gong

Associate
Scott Hammer

Scott Hammer

Senior Associate
Douglas Hervey

Douglas Hervey

Project Manager
Connor Johnson 244 272

Connor Johnson

Associate
Scott Jones, Coordinator at Leavitt Partners

Scott Jones

Director of Business Development
Alex Knight

Alex Knight

Associate
Erik Krisle 200

Erik Krisle

Senior Analyst
Chase Leavitt

Chase Leavitt

Revenue Manager
Brett LeFevre

Brett LeFevre

Associate
Kristona Lunner

Kristina Lunner

Senior Director
Anne Marie

Anne Marie McDonald

Director of LP Health Speakers
Megan Mecham

Megan Mecham

HR Specialist
Staci Meacham

Staci Meacham

Administrative Assistant
Julia Mecham

Julia Mecham

Admin Coordinator
Tom Merrill

Thomas Merrill

Senior Analyst
David

David Muhlestein

Director of Research
Michael Nelson, Director at Leavitt Partners

Mike Nelson

Director of Project Management
Jessica Palfreyman 2

Jessica Palfreyman

Administrative Assistant
Bo Nemelka

Bo Nemelka

Senior Associate
McKenzie P 243 285

McKenzie Palmer

Administrative Assistant
Matthew Petersen

Matthew Petersen

Analyst
John Poelman, Director at Leavitt Partners

John Poelman

Senior Director
Jordan

Jordan Roberts

Analyst
Dan Schuyler

Dan Schuyler

Senior Director of Exchange Technology
Lydia Scruggs

Lydia Scruggs

Admin Coordinator
Laura Summers

Laura Summers

Director of State Intelligence
Kathryn Toone

Kathryn Toone

Senior Associate
Adam Toronto

Adam Toronto

Vice President of Finance and Operations
Tianna Tu

Tianna Tu

Analyst
Joseph Watkins, Analyst

Joseph Watkins

Associate