Symposium Speaker


Kristen McGovern


Kristen McGovern has been at the forefront of federal health care policy and politics for more than a decade. 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. She is also Executive Director of the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC), an advocacy coalition dedicated to support independent practices and physicians in moving to value-based care. Kristen serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for Innovative Primary Care (AIPC) which focuses on advocacy related to total cost of care payment and delivery models such as Direct Contracting. She co-founded the Health IT Leadership Roundtable, a cross-sector group of health care stakeholders developing consensus-based recommendations on health IT policy. Finally, she is also a convener of Moving Health Home, a group focused on bringing more care into the home. 

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.