Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann DeParle

Nancy-Ann DeParle is Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff and previously served as Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform. 

From 1997-2000, DeParle served in the Clinton Administration as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)).  A key health policy advisor to President Clinton, she ran Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP, which provide health insurance for 74 million Americans.  Before joining HHS, she served as Associate Director for Health & Personnel at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

After leaving government in 2000, DeParle served as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an Adjunct Professor of Health Care Systems at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and as a Managing Director at CCMP Capital, a private equity firm. 

Earlier in her career, DeParle served in the Cabinet of Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter as Commissioner of Human Services. 

A native of Rockwood, Tennessee, DeParle received a B.A. 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. from Balliol College of Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

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