Having spent over a decade working on health policy and political strategy in both the public and private sectors, Lisa Hunter joins Better Medicare Alliance as the Director of Government Affairs. Hunter combines her Medicare policy expertise, consulting background, and public service experience to drive legislative and regulatory strategy, as well as lead Better Medicare Alliance’s recruitment and engagement efforts with Ally organizations.
Prior to joining Better Medicare Alliance, Hunter was a Director with Avalere Health where she played a critical role establishing the firm’s Health Plans & Managed Care Practice that provided clients with strategic advisory services and analyses on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and helping clients anticipate and operationalize regulatory changes around quality, risk, and innovation under Medicare. Before joining Avalere, Hunter served as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where she contributed to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and under the Immediate Office of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Hunter is also a former Capitol Hill staffer who worked for Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA).
From 2007-2008, Hunter served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guyana. Hunter holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, and a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College.