Director of Health Policy & Partnerships
Kelly is proud to be The Fairness Project’s resident “health policy nerd.” As Director of Health Policy and Partnerships she helps us make sure that our health care ballot initiatives serve as many people as possible, and works with local and national health care stakeholders to build winning coalitions of support for each of our races.
Kelly worked on Capitol Hill during the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act, and then served in President Obama’s administration helping to implement the law. She was one of the first employees at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center where she launched new payment programs to improve care and lower costs, and then served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Health Reform, working on the Medicaid and Medicare portfolio.
In addition to her work with The Fairness Project, Kelly is the president and founder of Pembroke Policy Consulting where she works with labor unions, think tanks, safety net hospitals and others to make high quality healthcare more affordable and accessible around the country.