Board of Trustees

Jeanne De Sa 


Jeanne has over two decades of experience in health care policy, data analysis, and strategy.  She can translate complex developments in health care reform and reimbursement policy for a range of audiences and purposes, and offers particular insights into the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Her data analysis skills enhance strategy and business development in those areas.  More broadly she has deep insights in the area of health care system transformation, and can help clients navigate and effectively respond to the changing environment with new models of payment and delivery.  She also brings unique perspectives on the federal budget process and the health care economy, and can help organizations think about them strategically.   

Prior to joining Healthsperien, Jeanne was Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategy at UnitedHealth Group where she led an interdisciplinary policy, data analysis, and research team at the enterprise’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization.  She also served as an advisor on health policy issues, including Medicaid, Medicare, ACA implementation, and delivery system reforms, conducted analytic and quantitative research on a range of topics related to modernizing the financing and delivery of health care, and consulted on the design of pilots for alternative models of care.  She authored a series of working papers and presented on a range of topics including: Medicare and Medicaid reform, specialty pharmacy, diabetes, genomics and novel diagnostics, and alternative to fee-for-service.

From 1997 to 2008, Jeanne served as a Principal Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office in the Budget Analysis Division’s health care section.  As one of the agency’s primary Medicaid, CHIP and low-income Medicare program analysts, she developed ten-year spending forecasts for health care entitlement programs and estimated the financial and programmatic impacts of policy interventions in Medicare, Medicaid, and public health programs.  She also has experience working with state governments on improving their health care systems through work at the Alpha Center (now part of AcademyHealth) and for the state of Massachusetts.

Jeanne is from New York and has a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a degree in history from Dartmouth College.