News Release

Nancy-Ann DeParle, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, to Join Brookings

January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nancy-Ann DeParle, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff and an expert on healthcare policy, will join the Brookings Institution as a guest scholar in Economic Studies on January 28, 2013, Strobe Talbott announced today.

DeParle was instrumental in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, as then Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform.  She also served in the Clinton administration as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)). Before joining HHS, she was Associate Director for Health and Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). And earlier in her career, DeParle served in the cabinet of Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter as Commissioner of Human Services.

“Nancy-Ann played a leading role in one of the most significant pieces of social legislation in a generation,” said Karen Dynan, Vice President and Co-Director, Economic Studies, and the Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow. “We welcome her to Brookings.” Ted Gayer, Co-Director, Economic Studies, and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, added “Her depth of experience in domestic policy, culminating in her important contribution to the ACA, makes her well-positioned to share her insights on our healthcare system.”

DeParle received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, where she was Student Body President, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She also received a B.A. and M.A. from Balliol College of Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.  In addition to her government service, she served as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, as an Adjunct Professor of Health Care Systems at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and as a Managing Director at CCMP Capital, a private equity firm. In addition to her work at Brookings on domestic economic policy issues, she plans to lecture at Harvard Law School.

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