Senior White House Official Joins McDermott+Consulting

May 01, 2017


Former Associate Director for Health Programs in the US Office of Management and Budget, Adaeze Enekwechi, is Latest High-Profile Hire as Office Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, DC (May 1, 2017) — McDermott+Consulting is pleased to announce the arrival of Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP as Vice President. In this role, Dr. Enekwechi will serve as a senior health policy professional on an integrated team providing health industry clients with policy advice, data analytics and modeling, and other advisory services.

Dr. Enekwechi was most recently appointed the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  In this senior level role, she and her team participated in the design of key healthcare policies and programs such as the implementation of MACRA; and she also reviewed, and approved every domestic health regulation issued by the federal government during her tenure.  Dr. Enekwechi had jurisdiction over all domestic federal health programs, including Medicare, the Innovation Center (CMMI), Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange operations.  She also had jurisdiction over health programs implemented by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“Adaeze is highly regarded on both sides of the aisle and has extensive connections across the Washington, DC health policy community,” said Eric Zimmerman, a Co-founder and Principal of McDermott+Consulting.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Dr. Enekwechi served as a policy authority with the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and led evaluation of physician groups’ and hospital systems’ participation in bundled payments at another widely known consulting firm.  “Her diverse policy experience is invaluable to health care clients as they adapt to a rapidly changing policy and market environment,” said Paul Radensky, the other Co-founder and Principal of McDermott+Consulting.  “Having served as one of the most senior health policy advisors at the White House, Adaeze offers a uniquely insightful perspective as we continue to help clients navigate the complex issues surrounding health care reform and other federal health policies,” noted Zimmerman.

Dr. Enekwechi holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from American University and a Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. She also completed post doctorate studies at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

Three years ago McDermott Will & Emery launched McDermott+Consulting, a separate and distinct, wholly-owned subsidiary to provide integrated lobbying, policy and data analytics consulting services to the diverse participants and stakeholders within the health care industry.  Since that time, McDermott+Consulting has expanded by bringing on a number of top former political and career executive branch officials, congressional staff and leading consultants.

About McDermott+Consulting

McDermott+Consulting (McDermottPlus), an affiliate of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, serves health industry clients with unmatched health analytics, political strategies and lobbying capabilities. When clients are faced with policy and situational obstacles that challenge health business and opportunities, McDermottPlus provides solutions.


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