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Dianne Faup

Founding PartnerNashville/Washington, D.C.

Dianne Faup has almost 30 years of experience working in the health care industry as an attorney, management consultant and government executive. Her private, federal and state health care background includes working with White House, congressional and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) executive leaders. In 25 years of management consulting, she advised U.S. and international 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 CEOs of Optum-owned businesses. Prior to joining Optum, she was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where 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 also held leadership positions in KPMG Europe and The Lewin Group.

Dianne 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. She oversaw the organization’s operations, communications and public affairs and worked with the citywide team to implement Medicaid expansion. During her federal service, Dianne served as a senior advisor at 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, Dianne advised Deputy Secretary Azar on health policy issues, core HHS operations, regulatory changes, program integrity and a wide range of other health care issues.

Dianne holds a Bachelor of Arts in management from Manhattanville College and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of 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 member of Women Business Leaders.