INSTRUCTORS

Equipping a new generation of health policy leaders.

Our Instructors

Our instructors are some of the most accomplished and recognized figures in the health policy field and have engaged in policy development and advocacy at the state and federal levels. They not only teach HRA students about important aspects of America’s healthcare system, but they share practical experiences and lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Head of the Medicaid and Health Safety Net Initiative at the Paragon Health Institute, Fmr. Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services & Fmr. Rhode Island Secretary of Health and Human Services

Dr. Ralph Alvarado

Dr. Ralph Alvarado

Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, Practicing Physician & Fmr. Kentucky State Senator

Kofi Ampaabeng

Kofi Ampaabeng

Mercatus Center at George Mason University & Director of the Open Health Project

Joe Antos

Joe Antos

Senior Fellow and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute

Josh Archambault

Josh Archambault

HRA Co-founder and President of Presidents Lane Consulting & Senior Fellow at Cicero and Pioneer Institutes

Angel Fimbres Barcelo

Angel Fimbres Barcelo

Big Fish Senior Talent Advisor & Fmr. National Chapter Director of Independent Women’s Voice

Marilyn Bartlett

Marilyn Bartlett

CPA, Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Health System Costs (NASHP) & Fmr. Montana State Employee Health Plan Administrator

Jonathan Bechtle

Jonathan Bechtle

COO and General Counsel at the Foundation for Government Accountability

Brian Blase

Brian Blase

President of the Paragon Health Institute & Fmr. Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council

Kim Brandt

Kim Brandt

Advocacy Strategist at Tarplin, Downs & Young & Fmr. Deputy Administrator at CMS, Fmr. Staff for the Senate Committee on Finance

Scott Centorino

Scott Centorino

Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability & Fmr. Asst. Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice

Christy Chapin

Christy Chapin

Associate Professor of 20th century U.S. Political, Business, and Economic History at UMBC & Author of Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System

Dr. Jeffrey Colyer

Dr. Jeffrey Colyer

Fmr. Governor and Lt. Governor of Kansas & Practicing Surgeon

Scott Darnell

Scott Darnell

HRA Co-founder and President of Arrowhead Strategies & Fmr. Senior Advisor to NM Governor Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry

Kevin Dayaranta

Kevin Dayaranta

Chief Statistician, Data Scientist, and Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation

Joe DeSantis

Joe DeSantis

Chief Strategy Officer for Gingrich 360. Fmr. Communications Director for the Newt Presidential Campaign.

Claire Dixon

Claire Dixon

Executive Director of Talent Market

Tim Frost

Tim Frost

Chief of Staff for the Idaho Attorney General & Fmr. Deputy Administrator at the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

Robert Graboyes

Robert Graboyes

Fmr. Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center & Author of “Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care”

Joe Grogan

Joe Grogan

Fmr. Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council & Fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center

Alexandria Honeycutt

Alexandria Honeycutt

Founder of Honeycutt Strategies & Fmr. U.S. Senior Aide to Senator Lamar Alexander

Jonathan Ingram

Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research at the Foundation for Government Accountability & Fmr. Director of Health Policy and Pension Reform at the Illinois Policy Institute

Kevan Kjar

Kevan Kjar

Founder and CEO of ArrowHead3 Consulting

Demetrios Kouzoukas

Demetrios Kouzoukas

Director of Paragon Health Institute’s Medicare Initiative & Fmr. Chief Executive of the Medicare program at CMS

Roy Lenardson

Roy Lenardson

President of Strategic Advocacy & State Director of Government Affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability
Jarrett Lewis

Jarrett Lewis

Partner at Public Opinion Strategies & Fmr. Executive Director of Health Policy at The Health Management Academy

Ryan Long

Ryan Long

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy & Fmr. Staff Director for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Chase Martin

Chase Martin

President of August Strategy Group & Fmr. Sr. Legal and Policy Advisor, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Mary Mayhew

Mary Mayhew

Fmr. Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) & Fmr. Maine Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Roy Maynard

Roy Maynard

Senior Writer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation & Fmr. Senior Editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph

Adam Meier

Adam Meier

HRA Board Member and Fmr. Director of the Montana Dept. of Public Health and Human Services & Fmr. Deputy Chief of Staff for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin
Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Fmr. FDA, FTC, FCC, and CMS

Heidi Overton

Heidi Overton

HRA Board Member and Director of the Center for a Healthy America at AFPI & Fmr. White House Fellow, Office of American Innovation and Domestic Policy Council

Nina Owcharenko Schaefer

Nina Owcharenko Schaefer

Director of the Center for Health and Welfare Policy at the Heritage Foundation & Fmr. Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Stephen Parente

Stephen Parente

Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota & Fmr. Chief Economist for Health Policy, Sr. CEA Economist at the White House
Randy Pate

Randy Pate

Fmr. Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services & Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight 

Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen

President of RMG Research, Inc. & Author of The Sun is Still Rising
Laura Rigas

Laura Rigas

Fmr. Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & Fmr. Communications Director for the U.S. Department of the Interior and Massachusetts Executive Office of Education

Marie Sanderson

Marie Sanderson

HRA Board Member and Founding Partner of Guidepost Strategies & Fmr. Policy Director for the Republican Governors Association
Zach Swint

Zach Swint

Senior Policy Advisor for the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee at the RGA & Fmr. Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House
Satya Thallam

Satya Thallam

Senior Fellow at the Foundation for American Innovation & Fmr. Senior Counselor at the Office of Management and Budget

Grace-Marie Turner

Grace-Marie Turner

President of the Galen Institute & Founder and Facilitator of the Health Policy Consensus Group
Darren Webb

Darren Webb

Sr. Government Relations Director for Vizient & Fmr. Health Policy Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives
Joel White

Joel White

President of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage & Executive Director of the Health Innovation Alliance
Jonathan Wolfson

Jonathan Wolfson

Chief Legal Officer and Policy Director at the Cicero Institute & Fmr. Senior Leader at the U.S. Department of Labor

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Fmr Senior Health Economist for the Joint Economic Committee in Congress.

Robert Moffitt

Robert Moffitt

Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Fmr Senior Official U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Chairman and CEO of Main Street Health, Fmr. Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Fmr. Co-Founder and CEO of Aspire Health.

Drew Gonshorowski

Drew Gonshorowski

Senior Research Fellow at Paragon Health Institute.

Jeff Coyler, MD

Jeff Coyler, MD

47th Governor of Kansas.

Lanhee Chen

Lanhee Chen

Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. Fmr. Presidential Campaign Advisor.

Mary Katherine Stout

Mary Katherine Stout

Fmr. Special Advisor at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Fmr. Budget Director to Gov. Rick Perry.

Programs to Equip You

The Health Reformers Academy offers single-day bootcamps and intensive fellowships for policy-interested professionals who want to make a difference in healthcare.

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Knowledge: Learn How Healthcare Works

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Skills: Become a Strong, Strategic Advocate

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Network: Build a Team of Partners and Mentors

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Career: Jumpstart or Propel Your Career

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