Kristen McGovern has been at the forefront of federal health care policy and politics for more than fifteen years. As a partner at Sirona Strategies, she works with senior corporate executives to develop integrated business, advocacy and communications strategies that reflect complex health care policies and regulations. She regularly advises clients on a range of topics including commercial insurance markets, Medicare, accountable care organizations, new payment and delivery models, digital health, behavioral health, transparency initiatives and more. Prior to launching Sirona Strategies, Kristen served as Chief of Staff to the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS, and also worked at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. In both roles, she regularly advised officials at HHS and the White House on key issues such as health IT, appropriations and funding, Medicare payment, quality and program integrity. Kristen holds a BA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and a JD with an emphasis in health law from Saint Louis University School of Law.