Meg Gilley - McDermott+Consulting


Meg Gilley is an experienced health policy advisor with a deep understanding of policy and advocacy.

Meg has a strong background in developing and implementing strategic advocacy plans to advance health regulatory and policy objectives. With over 10 years of experience, Meg supports clients’ strategic objectives through federal lobbying, strategic planning, and implementing regulatory strategies.  She regularly works with clients to cultivate recommendations and analyze policy.

Meg recently served as a public policy advisor at a global law firm where she represented health industry clients including hospitals, biomedical companies, a health IT vendor, and academic medical centers before Congress and the executive branch.  She also provided strategic guidance to clients during the Appropriations process, including drafting report language and tracking its implementation.

Previously, Meg served as a congressional lobbyist for a large professional physician society where she focused on developing and executing federal advocacy strategies around health policy issues, including MACRA, Medicare/Medicaid, health information technology, and the Affordable Care Act. 

Meg has held several health policy-focused roles at both state and federal levels, including advocating for hospital priorities in Georgia’s legislative session. Meg started her career in politics with former Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) as a senior policy advisor. In this role, she drove policy priorities through the legislative and appropriations process and advised the Congressman on critical issues as they arose.


  • Georgia State University, MPH
  • University of Georgia, BS

Representative Experience

  • Lobbied on behalf of academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical research publishers, and a global electronic health record (EHR) vendor before Congress and the executive branch
  • Collaborated with key members of the Senate and House committees with health jurisdiction in a bipartisan manner to achieve legislative goals
  • Successfully lobbied the Georgia governor and legislature on numerous priorities of importance to hospitals in the state
  • Served as Senior Policy Advisor for Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) and managed the office’s appropriations process from draft to final passage

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