Nancy-Ann DeParle is a managing partner and co-founder of Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on investing 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 Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) and Sellers Dorsey. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
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.
After leaving the White House in 2013, DeParle was a Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and a Visiting Scholar in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. From 2006-2009, DeParle was a Managing Director of CCMP Capital Advisors, a private equity firm formed by the former buyout professionals of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Health Care Systems at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises Congress on Medicare policy.
From 1997-2000, DeParle served in the Clinton Administration as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and from 1993-1997 as Associate Director for Health and Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Earlier in her career, DeParle was 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 Undergraduate Education Committee.