Jordanna Davis is the President of Rockingstone Group. Ms. Davis launched Rockingstone after seven years as a Principal at the Sachs Policy Group, a boutique health policy firm in New York City. At Sachs, Ms. Davis consulted to New York’s largest health systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, human services agencies, unions, health plans, and technology companies, helping them adapt to the rapidly changing regulatory and market dynamics in the health care system.
Previously, Ms. Davis worked in the Washington, DC offices of Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), where she drafted his State-Based Health Care Reform Act, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), where she staffed the Senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act. She also drafted legislation on health information technology, health care quality improvement, reimbursement reform, and graduate medical education.
Ms. Davis has held a number of other positions in the health policy field, including with the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, where she focused on long-term care, and with the Government and Community Affairs Department of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Ms. Davis received her BA, cum laude, from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.
Jacqueline Lampert is a Principal with 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.
Kate Rose is an Advisor with Rockingstone Group. Kate is also a Founding Partner at Welsh Rose LLC, a strategy and advocacy firm in Washington, D.C. Kate previously served as Vice President for Government and Community Relations for Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization encompassing both Montefiore Health System as well as the Einstein College of Medicine, based in New York. In that capacity, Kate managed of all aspects of advocacy strategy and lobbying for Federal, State, City, and local government concerns.
Prior to joining Montefiore, Kate was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to serve as Special Deputy Director for Health Planning and Reform Implementation at the Illinois Department of Insurance. In that capacity, Kate managed the team responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on behalf of the Department of Insurance, including adoption of all of the consumer protections passed by Congress, and she served as the state’s first director for the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange effort.
Kate began her career in health care policy in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Kate served as Health Legislative Assistant for Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee. In that capacity, Kate worked directly on the drafting and passage of key portions of the ACA with particular emphasis on health care quality, Medicare payment and coverage policy, prevention, and health insurance market reforms. Prior to that, Kate worked as Senior Advisor for Health for Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), a member of both the House Ways and Means and the Budget Committees.
Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from James Madison University in Virginia and her Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Sara Steines Newstead
Sara Steines Newstead is a Principal with Rockingstone Group. She has over a decade of experience in government affairs, policy analysis and design, and health systems transformation. Prior to joining 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 managed a portfolio of work to assess, develop. deploy, and measure population health management and payment innovation pilots and programs across the health system.
Her previous government affairs and policy experience include serving as Senior Advisor on Health Reform for CHHS, health policy advisor to former Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI), and state policy analyst for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Sara has lectured on the Affordable Care Act and the evolution of health care delivery systems at national conferences, issue forums, and universities.
Sara earned her undergraduate degree in English at the College of William and Mary, and her Master in Public Policy with a concentration in health policy from Georgetown University. She resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and son.