Mara is an accomplished health care policy executive who provides strategic advice on a broad range of federal legislative, regulatory and policy issues, including Medicare, value-based care, digital health and other areas. Mara also assists clients in their interactions with Congress and the Administration to help advance their business and thought leadership goals.
Mara was listed on The Hill’s Top Lobbyist list for 2021 and was recognized by Consulting Magazine for Excellence in Client Service as part of its 2022 Women Leaders in Consulting Awards. She is frequently invited to speak at premier national events and has been featured with industry leaders on discussion panels, sharing her advanced knowledge and experience on policy issues facing healthcare industry clients.
In addition to consulting and lobbying services, Mara convenes advocacy coalitions, bringing together like-minded organizations to advance shared objectives. These groups help to advance policy change by coalescing healthcare stakeholders and implementing strategic advocacy plans.
Previously, Mara served as the senior vice president of federal affairs and head of the Washington, DC office at America’s Physician Groups (formerly the California Association of Physician Groups, CAPG), a professional association representing medical groups and independent practice associations practicing in capitated, coordinated care models. Prior to that, Mara worked as an attorney in the health law practice of another large law firm, focusing on regulatory issues facing physician groups, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and academic medical institutions.
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