Suzanne Gallagher
Suzanne Gallagher

Suzanne Gallagher


Health Management Associates

Phoenix, AZ

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Phone (714) 549-2790

Among her clients and colleagues, Suzanne Gallagher is known for producing insightful, thought-provoking research and strategic guidance on publicly funded and private healthcare policy, programs and financing for investors, corporations and providers. Her expertise includes merger due diligence, legislative and regulatory analysis, reimbursement and risk assessments, operational audits, and clinical and compliance evaluations.

Over the years, Suzanne has cultivated a collaborative network of governmental affairs consultants and industry experts nationwide. She continues to tap into these partnerships to provide real-time intelligence and rapid response to emerging issues for her clients today.

Suzanne is policy smart and politically savvy. She is a skilled communicator and collaborator who listens to her clients. A high productivity task manager and natural problem solver, Suzanne gets the job done on time and on budget.

For 10 years prior to joining HMA, Suzanne was a senior advisory services executive for the Marwood Group, a healthcare consulting firm where she helped build the advisory group and its product service offerings while leading more than 300 client engagements throughout her tenure. Her clients included investors, corporations and healthcare providers.

Suzanne also served in progressive leadership roles for a New York Medicaid managed care plan, covering Medicaid members across the boroughs of New York City and nearby Putnam County. She led new business strategic planning, managed a 140-member marketing team, executed all marketing campaigns, and developed collaborative community partnerships. She also introduced a progressive new mobile marketing strategy, increasing plan membership by 60 percent in two years. While supervising community health education, she developed and implemented preventative health programs, increasing well-child visits by 25 percent. As director of governmental relations, she was the primary liaison to government regulators and policymakers, she monitored state and federal legislation, and she spearheaded policy development and advocacy on issues impacting Medicaid managed care.

As director of governmental relations for the Greater New York Healthcare Facilities Association, a non-profit trade association representing the long-term care industry, she helped her clients navigate the complex New York State regulatory environment.

Suzanne earned her master’s degree in public administration with a focus on healthcare management and policy from New York University and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Kean University in New Jersey.

Suzanne is always cooking up new ideas. She is a whiz in the kitchen, co-founding a healthy meals cooking school in New Jersey and whipping up delicious dishes for her family and friends.