Director of Health Policy and Strategy
At Healthsperien, Mollie provides strategic guidance, in-depth policy analysis, regulatory interpretation, and coalition leadership across a broad range of clients and projects. In particular, she is deeply engaged in managing Healthsperien’s work in advanced illness and hospice with particular emphasis on integrating these providers into health system transformation. She oversees the day-to-day strategy and public policy priorities for the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, a collaborative for over 40 not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers.
Mollie’s background in both direct service and policy supports our team’s efforts to guide our clients through the ever-complex health care system. She has focused on the needs of our country’s aging population since 2007 and brings particular understanding of Medicare, hospice, and long term services and supports to Healthsperien.
Prior to joining Healthsperien, Mollie coordinated the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol program for Prince George’s County, MD. As a key member of the Area Agency on Aging, Mollie gained deep insights into the needs of Medicare beneficiaries. She brings this experience with a wide variety of clients and her unique understanding of the challenges of the health care system at the ground level to Healthsperien.
In addition to her breadth of Medicare knowledge developed serving as the key source of Medicare information for over 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland, Mollie developed policy knowledge and analytic skills at several not-for-profits in the DC metro area. These including the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, the National Health Law Program, and AARP Foundation Litigation.
Originally from New York City, Mollie attended law school and public health school at the University of Minnesota earning both a J.D. and an M.P.H. in Public Health Administration and Policy. As part of her degree, she completed her masters’ thesis on the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
Mollie also serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and as a volunteer with the DC chapter of Aging 2.0