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Roy Ramthun

ROY J. RAMTHUN
307 Southwest Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901



EDUCATION
Master of Science in Public Health, 1987. Major in Health Policy
University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Bachelor of Science, 1984. Major in Biochemistry
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


WORK EXPERIENCE
HSA Consulting Services, Silver Spring, MD
President, August, 2006 – present. Nationally-recognized expert on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and consumer-driven health care issues. The firm offers professional services that help educate insurance, financial, and corporate leaders about HSAs and assist them with implementing an HSA program or benefit plan.

Council for Affordable Health Insurance, Washington, DC
Visiting Fellow, July, 2006 – present. Health policy expert and advisor on consumer driven health care issues and legislation at the federal and state government levels.

The White House, National Economic Council, Washington, DC
Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, May, 2005 – June, 2006. Senior health policy advisor to the President for health care issues under the Internal Revenue Code (primarily Health Savings Accounts), the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Initiatives, November, 2003 – May, 2005. Directed Treasury’s implementation of Health Savings Accounts and the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) program.

Humana Inc., Louisville, KY
Consultant, Consulting Practice, June, 2001 – November, 2003. Project manager for e-Business Adoption initiatives to develop functionality on Humana’s Web site for agents/brokers, employers, providers, and members to conduct self-service transactions via the Internet.

Senior Business Consultant, Health Systems Integration, March, 2000 – June, 2001. Led company-wide effort to eliminate top root causes of member grievances and appeals. Also led company-wide effort to reduce number and variability of fee schedules for outpatient procedures. Reduced number of fee schedules from 1,800 to approximately 500.
Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Health System Management, March, 1999 – March, 2000. Managed special projects including Y2K readiness for all health plan market operations, developing the health plan operations business plan for 2001, creating a contract database system to monitor the status of hospital, physician medical group, and national ancillary vendor contracts, and developing staffing options and business operation models for consolidating market operations.

Chair, Board of Directors, Political Action Committee, January, 2001 – November, 2003. Led Board in setting strategy for collecting contributions and disbursing funds to political candidates. PAC member from 1997-2003.

Humana Inc., Washington, DC
Director, Federal Affairs, January, 1996 - February, 1999. Represented the company on Federal legislative issues before the U.S. Congress, Federal government agencies, and national trade groups.

United States Senate, Committee on Finance, Republican Staff, Washington, DC
Professional Staff Member, June, 1990 - December, 1995. Principal staff member for Medicaid policy, drug payment policy, long-term care, maternal and child health programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Office of Legislation and Policy, Division of Medicaid Legislation, Washington, DC
Legislative Analyst, August, 1989 - June, 1990.

Presidential Management Intern, August, 1987 - August, 1989. The Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program annually recruits, on a competitive basis, up to 200 outstanding men and women from a variety of graduate degree programs across the country for federal service in the Executive branch. Interns represent high-caliber graduates at their respective schools who possess a personal commitment to excellence, a strong capacity for leadership, exceptional ability evidenced through achievement, and a demonstrated commitment to a public service career.


Other Experience
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC
Presidential Rank Awards Review Board, Member, April 2007. Reviewed and evaluated applications for the Presidential Rank Awards of “Distinguished Executive” and “Senior Professional.” Rated nominations based on specific accomplishments of applicants in the Federal Government’s career Senior Executive Service and made recommendations to the OPM Director.

University of North Carolina School of Public Health Foundation
Board Member, July 2007 – present. Serving a three-year term. The Board provides fiduciary oversight to the assets of the Public Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that manages the School’s endowments and charitable gifts. Board members serve as ambassadors by engaging the community in the work of the School, raise awareness of the School’s mission, and help to raise funds for that mission.