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Nashville, TN / Washington, D.C.
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Dianne Faup

Founding Partner

Dianne Faup has over 25 years of experience working in the health care industry as an attorney, a management consultant and a government executive. Her private, federal and state healthcare background includes working with White House, Congressional and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) executive leaders. In more than twenty years of management consulting she advised U.S. and foreign government agencies, payers, technology companies, providers, and nonprofits, helping to solve complex business problems.

Most recently, Dianne was a Senior Vice President at Optum, where she served in an internal consulting role, advising the CEO’s of Optum owned businesses. Prior to joining Optum, she was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, in federal and commercial health. At Booz Allen she led a practice focused on the strategic implementation of public policy and oversaw much of the firm’s health reform work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Dianne has advised C-level clients on the strategic implementation of public policy, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She has also held leadership positions in KPMG Europe and The Lewin Group.

In addition to consulting, Ms. Faup has served in executive roles within state and federal government. Under Mayor Adrian Fenty, she served as chief of staff for the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance, a $2 billion agency that serves more than one-third of District residents. In her role, she oversaw the organization’s operations, communications and public affairs and worked with the citywide team to implement Medicaid expansion. During her federal service, Ms. Faup served as a senior advisor within HHS, first within CMS advising on the national roll out of HIPAA, and then in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, under Secretary Michael Leavitt. While in the Office of the Secretary, Ms. Faup advised the Deputy Secretary on health policy issues, core HHS operations, regulatory changes, program integrity and a wide range of healthcare issues.

Ms. Faup holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Manhattanville College and a Juris Doctor from University of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce Law). She has spoken nationally on topics ranging from securing health information to effectively tying compliance to business strategy. Dianne is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Health Policy. In addition, she is a frequent guest lecturer at George Washington University and a member of Women Business Leaders.