Former assistant secretary for legislation at HHS, health policy director for Senate HELP Committee, policy director for Senate Budget Committee, for-profit life sciences experience, and not-for-profit boards.
Vince Ventimiglia leads the Leavitt Partners D.C. office, including the firm’s alliances and federal advocacy work.
With over three decades of congressional and health policy experience, Vince plays an integral role in facilitating relationships with congressional and executive branch offices and providing in-depth analysis of federal government action. He also leads complex, multi-disciplinary collaborations among multi-sector health care organizations seeking to implement significant health care policy initiatives.
In previous roles, Vince was the assistant secretary for legislation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity he served as the department’s liaison to Congress and as the Secretary’s chief advisor on all legislative matters affecting the department. Prior to his time at HHS, Vince served on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as Health Policy Director of the Chairman´s Health Policy Team. In 2005, he moved with Chairman Gregg to serve as Policy Director for the Senate Budget Committee, where he also worked on entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and welfare.
From 1998 to 2001, Vince served as director of the Government Affairs Office for Medtronic, Inc., one of the world´s leading medical technology companies Before joining Medtronic, Vince a held a variety of health policy positions on Capitol Hill, serving as counsel to the United States Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee for Senator Dan Coats of Indiana. He previously worked with the committee on health issues from 1985 to 1988.
Vince graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and holds a juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.