Katie is an experienced government relations professional with 10+ years of experience in government and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Waxman Strategies, Katie worked for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Heart Association, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Senate.
Katie has a deep understanding of the complex issues facing the U.S. healthcare system and the political landscape in which it operates. Katie was a leader in the patient community during and after attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has special expertise in commercial insurance and Medicaid. She has worked on a range of health policy issues, including the development and implementation of the No Surprises Act, junk insurance, clinical trial diversity, substance use disorder treatment and management, and employer-sponsored insurance. Katie is known for her ability to develop and implement strategies aimed at advancing key priorities and her ability to develop strong relationships with policymakers as well as her ability to translate complex policy issues into clear and compelling messaging. She is also a dedicated and passionate advocate committed to working toward a healthcare system that is accessible, affordable, and high quality for all.
Katie holds a master’s degree from University College London in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health and undergraduate degrees in Biology and World Religions, and a minor in Biochemistry.
- Led and developed a coalition of 40+ patient focused advocacy organizations focused on improving access to high-quality, affordable health insurance.
Served as a key stakeholder in the development and implementation of the No Surprises Act, securing provisions related to protections for uninsured patients and air ambulances.
Conceptualized, developed, and implemented legal advocacy strategies aimed at defending the interests of patients and consumers before the courts.