Katie Pahner has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients – including state government and private sector organizations, foundations, trade associations, and integrated health systems – to craft and implement federal health care policy and legislative objectives.
Most recently, Ms. Pahner spent over five years as a senior health policy analyst at a Washington, DC-based healthcare boutique, providing legislative and regulatory guidance to clients on a variety of issues, including implementation of federal health care reform. Ms. Pahner also formerly served as a vice president at the Marwood Group where her analytical work focused largely on health care issues of interest to the investor community.
Ms. Pahner previously served as a legislative analyst in the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this position, Ms. Pahner liaised with key congressional committees of jurisdiction on legislative matters pertaining to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). During her tenure with the administration, Ms. Pahner was recognized with an Administrator’s Achievement Award for her work on the Deficit Reduction Act Implementation Team, as well as an Administrator’s Citation for her efforts on the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Congressional Outreach Team.
In the earlier part of her career, Ms. Pahner was a graduate associate with the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and served as a research assistant on the Government Performance Project (GPP), an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. The GPP is considered to be one of the nation’s premier sources for comprehensive and independent information about state management.
Ms. Pahner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Elon University and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in health policy from The George Washington University. She and her husband, Steve, have one daughter, Ellie.