Robin is the senior director of Health Care Strategy at NORC. With over 20 years of experience in shaping the American health care system, Robin brings a unique combination of knowledge, expertise, and experience in building long lasting partnerships and sound public policy.
In her role at NORC, Robin brings expertise in Medicare payment policy, healthy aging, social determinants of health, and supplemental benefits to assist health care clients in developing effective research and analysis. In previous positions, Robin has worked with community-based organizations, aging organizations, professional and provider organizations, advocacy groups, government officials, trade associations, and health care companies. Through these partnerships, Robin has acquired health care policy experience in both the public and private sectors. Leveraging her deep knowledge and experience in Medicare and Medicare Advantage she will help health care clients build partnerships and develop sound and effective research and analysis.
Previously Robin was the chief of staff and chief operating officer for nearly seven years at Better Medicare Alliance, advocating for the Medicare Advantage program. She also brings experience and knowledge of the challenges small businesses face when offering health insurance to their employees through her work as the director of healthcare policy at the National Restaurant Association. Additionally, Robin previously served as a legislative analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Legislation under both Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Among her many responsibilities, Robin’s policy areas of focus were on Medicare Parts B, C, and D regulations and Medicare appeals.
Robin also spent 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving 10 years in the position of legislative director for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). During that time, she helped work on the creation of the Medicare Advantage as part of passing the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (which among other things added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare), and the passage the Affordable Care Act of 2010.