Senior Vice President
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 healthcare policy and legislative objectives.
Ms. Pahner’s consulting career spans over a decade, during which time she served as a senior vice president and senior health policy analyst, respectively, with two prominent Washington, DC-based healthcare boutique firms. In this capacity, she provided legislative and regulatory guidance to clients on a variety of reimbursement and policy matters pertaining to Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Ms. Pahner also formerly served as a vice president at the Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused advisory and consulting firm headquartered in New York City, where her analytical work focused largely on healthcare issues of interest to the investor community.
Prior to her consulting work, Ms. Pahner served as a legislative analyst in the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In this position, Ms. Pahner liaised with key congressional committees of jurisdiction on legislative matters pertaining to Medicaid and 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.
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. Her graduate work includes research positions with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, as well as with the Government Performance Project, a 14-year effort of the Pew Charitable Trusts to improve state government management. She and her husband, Steve, have three children, Ellie, Andy, and Will.