Washington (March 22, 2022) – McDermott+Consulting, a national healthcare lobbying and policy consulting firm, today announced that Rachel Stauffer has re-joined the team as a Senior Director. Rachel is a highly experienced government relations and legislative affairs strategist and advocate with years of experience working as leading health policy aide on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch, as well as an advisor to a variety of clients.
“We are thrilled to have Rachel as part of the McDermottPlus team once again,” said Eric Zimmerman, head of McDermott+Consulting. “Rachel brings vital connections and experience to our clients and will seamlessly assist in expanding our current and future endeavors.”
Rachel added “I am excited to join my fellow McDermottPlus peers once again. As a leader in healthcare advocacy, I know firsthand how dedicated everyone is to positively shaping the future of healthcare in the current, always-changing landscape.”
During her short break from McDermott+Consulting, Rachel was the Director of Government Affairs for a leading virtual care company. She led efforts to build the profile of the organization in a fast moving, innovative policy and regulatory environment encompassing issues related to primary care and behavioral and mental health services provided via virtual care, as well as medical professional licensing, privacy, and security.
Rachel also served as the lead legislative liaison at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) where she was instrumental in providing research, analysis and feedback to members of Congress and staff on the 21st Century Cures legislation, among other relevant policies. While there, Rachel created short- and long-term strategic outreach plans that increased ONC’s visibility and profile.
McDermott+Consulting serves health industry clients with unmatched policy and lobbying skills supported by superior data analytics capabilities and is backed by one of the country’s strongest and most comprehensive health law practices. The McDermottPlus team features policy professionals, analysts and veterans of government agencies with specific and relevant industry, subject matter, stakeholder and policy experience.