Nancy-Ann DeParle is a managing partner and co-founder of Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in the U.S. health care industry. She is a director of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), in addition to current Consonance portfolio companies Embark Behavioral Health, Priority OnDemand, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), and Sellers Dorsey. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and co-chairs the Stanford Health Policy Advisory Council.
From 2011-January 2013, DeParle was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama. A health policy expert, DeParle also served as Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform from 2009-2011. In that role, she led the Obama Administration’s successful effort to enact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and managed the initial implementation of the law.
Earlier in her career, DeParle served in the Clinton Administration as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and from as Associate Director for Health and Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She also served in the Governor’s Cabinet as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services and a lawyer in private practice in Nashville and Washington, D.C.
A native of Rockwood, Tennessee, DeParle received a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Tennessee, where she was Student Body President, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also received a B.A. and M.A. in Politics and Economics from Balliol College of Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2021, DeParle serves on the Governance Committee and Undergraduate Education Committee.