After graduating from Yale cum laude, and Georgetown University with a Master of Public Policy, Jordanna Davis, President of the Rockingstone Group, worked in the Washington offices of Wisconsin Senator Russell Feingold. There she helped draft the State-Based Health Care Reform Act. Later she worked for Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a key member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, during the negotiations for the Affordable Care Act. Jordanna also drafted legislation on health information technology, health care quality improvement, reimbursement reform, and graduate medical education.
Before launching the Rockingstone Group, Jordanna spent seven years as a Principal at the Sachs Policy Group, a boutique health policy firm in New York City. At Sachs, Jordanna consulted with New York’s largest health systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, human services agencies, unions, health plans and technology companies, helping them adapt to regulatory and market dynamics in the rapidly changing health care system.
Jordanna worked with several other institutions in health policy. These include the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, where she focused on long-term care, and the Government and Community Affairs Department of the Greater New York Hospital Association. She is a Board Member of the City of New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency and the New York eHealth Collaborative.
Jordanna lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.
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Jacqueline Lampert is a Principal with the Rockingstone Group. Jacqueline is also a Visiting Fellow for Health Care at Third Way, a centrist, moderate policy organization in Washington, DC.
Previously, Jacqueline served as a U.S. Senate leadership health policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (DPC), where she represented then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in negotiations to draft and pass the Affordable Care Act. Before joining the DPC, Jacqueline served as a legislative assistant for Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD). Jacqueline has previous private sector experience with the integrated payer-provider University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and New York Life Insurance Company.
Jacqueline holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Northwestern University.
Jacqueline lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Columbus Montessori Education Center.
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Kate Rose, an Advisor with the Rockingstone Group, began her career in health care policy as Senior Advisor for Health for Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees. As Health Legislative Assistant for West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Kate drafted key portions of the Affordable Care Act concerning health care quality, Medicare payment and coverage, prevention, and health insurance market reforms. Kate left DC for Illinois when Governor Pat Quinn appointed her Special Deputy Director for the team that implemented the Affordable Care Act. She subsequently served as the state’s first director for the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange effort.
Transitioning to the private sector, Kate was hired as Vice President for Government and Community Relations for Montefiore Medicine, managing advocacy, strategy and lobbying for Federal, State, City, and local governments for the hospital and Einstein College of Medicine. She is a founding partner of Welsh Rose LLC, a strategy and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C.
Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from James Madison University in Virginia and a master’s degree in Public Health from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Sara Steines Newstead
Sara Steines Newstead, a Principal with the Rockingstone Group, has over a decade of experience in government affairs, policy analysis and design, and health systems transformation. Prior to joining the Rockingstone Group, Sara served as Executive Director of Population Health Management and Payment Innovation for Children's Hospital and Health System of Wisconsin (CHHS). In this capacity, she assessed, developed. deployed, and measured pilots and programs in population health management and payment innovation across the health system. She served as health policy advisor to former Wisconsin Senator Russell Feingold and as state policy analyst for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Sara earned her undergraduate degree in English at the College of William and Mary, and her master’s in public policy with a concentration in health policy from Georgetown University. Sara has lectured on the Affordable Care Act and the evolution of health care delivery systems at national conferences, issue forums, and universities. She resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and son.
Kelly Hall, an Advisor with the Rockingstone Group, is also the Founder and President of Pembroke Policy Consulting, a national health policy firm. Kelly supports integrated health centers, teaching hospitals, labor unions, think tanks, and consumer advocates as they implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, expand access, and transform the health care delivery system.
Kelly began her career working for Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, both in Washington and on his campaign. During the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act, Kelly served as the Senior Legislative Assistant for Health Policy to Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. She subsequently served as a Senior Advisor in President Obama's Office of Health Reform. There she worked on the Medicare and Medicaid delivery system reform portfolio, the National Quality Strategy, health care workforce issues, and Medicare Advantage policy.
Kelly was a founding staff member at the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). There she helped to hire the Center's first 100 employees, drafted its foundational documents and processes, and launched flagship programs, such as the Pioneer ACO model and the Partnership for Patients initiative.
She is a graduate of Brown University.