Senior Health Policy and legal research Counsel
Rebecca Donsky brings a unique legal, regulatory, insurance and government background to the Healthsperien team. She has experience working in health care at the state and national level and has developed a skillset and passion to help others navigate through the changing health care landscape in the most effective way.
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Emory University where she currently serves on the DC Chapter Leadership Alumni Board for the Signature Events Committee. After college Rebecca moved to Arizona to attend law school. She received her law degree with pro bono distinction. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She then started her law career as an Associate Attorney at a litigation law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona where she gained courtroom and extensive legal research experience. Rebecca is licensed to practice in the Arizona State and Federal Courts, District of Arizona Bankruptcy Court, and Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Rebecca transitioned from private practice to the State government where she worked for the Arizona Department of Insurance in the Life and Health Division. At the Department she managed and monitored a Federal Health Care Rate Review Grant during the launch of the Affordable Care Act. While working for the State, Rebecca witnessed the dramatically changing health care environment. She helped consumers, health plans and other stakeholders understand complex questions. Rebecca gave presentations around the state including rural communities where she educated the public on health insurance issues. She has experience with regulations and the rulemaking process first hand. During her time at the Department Rebecca and her team drafted a state rate review rulemaking that enabled Arizona to receive state oversight over specific individual health insurance rate increases.
While working for the Department of Insurance Rebecca became interested in the changing regulatory environment in the health care space. She was inspired to receive additional targeted training in health law. She moved to Washington, DC where she received a Global Health Law Scholarship to pursue an LL.M. in Global Health Law with a Certificate in U.S. Health Law from The Georgetown University Law Center.
During her LL.M. program Rebecca externed at the Office of Counsel of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She worked for the Federal Government on healthcare fraud and abuse issues in Medicare and Medicaid. After graduating from Georgetown Law with distinction, Rebecca went on to Capitol Hill to work for the Surveys and Investigations team at the United States Appropriations Committee for the United States House of Representatives. She gained extensive research experience analyzing legislative history and congressional activity in issues affecting health policy.