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Andrea Maresca, MPH Joins Thorn Run Partners as Senior Vice President for Health Policy

February 20, 2018

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2018 

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) announced today the addition of health policy expert Andrea Maresca as Senior Vice President. A veteran regulator, analyst, and advisor with over 15 years of policymaking experience in both government and non-government roles, Ms. Maresca maintains a deep reservoir of strong relationships and an unsurpassed knowledge of federal health policy issues, with a particular expertise in Medicaid.

“We are thrilled to add to Andrea to our expanding health policy team,” stated TRP co-founding partner Andrew Rosenberg. “Both in terms of intellect and reputation, Andrea cements TRP Health Policy’s place among the city’s elite health policy practices and brings a level of expertise that our clients won’t ever find anywhere else.”

Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners, Ms. Maresca served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — first in the Office of Legislation, then as Special Assistant and Advisor to the Deputy Administrator. In this role, she provided strategic counsel and helped to advance several of the agency’s top priorities early in the Trump Administration.

Before joining CMS, Ms. Maresca spent nearly ten years at the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) and National Governors Association (NGA). As the Director of Federal Policy and Strategy at NAMD, she solidified the organization as the go-to source for analysis and perspectives on critical issues facing state Medicaid programs during implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As the Legislative Director for Health Policy at NGA, Ms. Maresca helped to forge bipartisan positions and support governors on major federal legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, the Recovery Act of 2009, and reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 2007.

Ms. Maresca has also held positions with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and the National Association of Community Health Centers, and as a speechwriter and legislative staffer for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). She first came to Washington, D.C., as a Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow.

About Thorn Run Partners

Founded in January 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andrew Rosenberg and Chris Lamond — who previously served as staffers to Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Fred Thompson (R-TN), respectively — Thorn Run Partners is a full-service government relations, policy, and strategic communications firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles.