Kristy Park provides business development support and strategic counsel for clients. She brings valuable insight on policy, program and legislative issues having worked in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. She is also an expert on the Federal budget and has a keen understanding of how funding issues drive policies.
Prior to joining the Jefferson Consulting Group, Ms. Park served as a Professional Staff Member for the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this role, she helped to develop and implement the Chairman’s legislative and oversight agenda for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care system. She also advised the Chairman on a wide-range of veterans’ health care issues and provided recommendations on budgetary matters.
Ms. Park began her career in the Federal government with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). During her tenure, she worked for the Health and Human Services Branch and the Income Maintenance Branch where she had oversight over numerous health and welfare programs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She provided budgetary, policy, legislative, and regulatory analysis for the programs under her purview and received two Special Achievement Awards for her efforts.
Before joining the Federal government, Ms. Park worked for a non-profit organization to reduce the health disparities in the Bronx through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She also taught middle school mathematics in New York City as a member of Teach for America, an organization which aims to eliminate educational inequities and the achievement gap in urban and rural schools.
Ms. Park has a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in health policy from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University.