Our Team

 
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Joel White

President

Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, which created health care tax credits, the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Health Savings Accounts, the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act, which reformed Medicare payment policies.

Joel spent six years as staff on the Committee on Ways and Means, first as Professional Staff and then as Staff Director of the Health Subcommittee.

Joel is on the Boards of Directors of CAHC, the Newborn Foundation, Samaritan Inns, Arlington Bridge Builders, and the Citizen and Soldier Foundation. He is also on the National Advisory Board of the Cancer Support Community. Joel holds a BS in Economics from the American University and is the co-author of the book, Facts and Figures on Government Finance.

Joel White
President


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Jonathan Frank

Communications Director

Jonathan joined CAHC as Communications Director in 2017 after more than half a decade of service to Congressman Diane Black (R-TN), Chairman of the House Budget Committee and an active member of the GOP Doctors Caucus. His work with the Congressman included various stints as campaign manager, press secretary, and ultimately as communications director in a dual role with the House Budget Committee. During his time on Capitol Hill, Jonathan messaged key health policy issues including value based insurance design (VBID), advance directives legislation, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement efforts. His work on behalf of the Congressman has been published in Time, Fox News, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Health Insurance Underwriters Magazine, and others.

A native of middle Tennessee, Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tennessee Tech University.

Jonathan Frank
Communications Director


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Katie Allen

Executive Director

Katie Allen has six years of health policy experience on both the state and federal level. Before joining CAHC in January 2016, she worked on Capitol Hill for two prominent members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, serving as a Healthcare Legislative Assistant for Congressman Michael Burgess, Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, and as Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Diane Black, a leading Member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee.

She handled health issues and helped draft legislation related to health reform, insurance, health IT, health-related tax policy, and Medicare payment reforms. Katie’s work directly resulted in the passage of stand-alone legislation and the inclusion of policy priorities in a number of major legislative packages, including provisions in the “21st Century Cures” package and the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.”

Prior to that, she was a Program Analysist at the Office of Personnel Management in the Office of National Healthcare Operations, where she helped draft and review regulations, coordinated with various states on Affordable Care Act implementation, and oversaw aspects of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. She has also spent time serving at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as a healthcare policy advisor for the state of Maryland.

Katie received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in health policy and administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Mississippi State University.

Katie Allen
Executive Director


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Jennifer Pielsticker
Director of Government Affairs
 


Jennifer Pielsticker

Director of Government Affairs

Jennifer spent seven years on Capitol Hill handling both operations and policy issues. First, serving as the Scheduler and then Legislative Assistant in the office of Representative Jean Schmidt (OH-02) for five years where her portfolio included Agriculture, Financial Services, and Judiciary issues. She then spent two years in the office of Representative Jim Gerlach (PA-06) managing operations as the Executive Assistant as well as the Financial Services legislative portfolio.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and American Studies from Miami University.

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Sloane Salzburg

Vice President

Sloane has ten years of healthcare and life science experience. She joined CAHC in 2013 and is Executive Director of CAHC’s medication adherence campaign, Prescriptions for a Healthy America. Prior to her work with CAHC, Sloane worked for a year on Capitol Hill as a Health Policy Fellow for Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA).

She graduated from Georgetown University with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy. There, she developed and coordinated a student-run advocacy campaign aimed at speeding up FDA approval for medical diagnostic tests. Prior to Georgetown, Sloane attended the University of Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and completed a senior research thesis on American alligators. Sloane has been an Adjunct Professor in Biology at Daytona State College and has worked as an Emergency Room Technician.

Sloane Salzburg
Vice President


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Jeff Lemieux
Chief Economist


Jeff Lemieux

Chief Economist

Jeff joined CAHC in 2017 as Chief Economist. He is an economist specializing in health care and public finance. He has been one of the nation's foremost cost estimators of Medicare and health reform programs, has written proposals for health coverage, Medicare reform, and balanced budgets, and created long-term projections of entitlement spending and federal budgets used by Congress and the policymaking community. Jeff has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and other committees in Congress on Medicare reform, tax-based proposals to expand access to health coverage, chronic care management, and other topics. Prior positions include research positions at the Medicare Office of the Actuary, the Congressional Budget Office, the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, the Progressive Policy Institute, America's Health Insurance Plans, CAQH, and Inforum/University of Maryland.

Jeff received an M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland.