Former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Leslie V. Norwalk’s health care experience spans more than two decades and two presidential administrations. Ms. Norwalk served as acting administrator to the Bush administration for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she managed the day-to-day operations of Medicare, Medicaid, state child health insurance programs, the survey and certification of health care facilities, and other federal health care initiatives. Prior to that, she spent four years as the agency’s deputy administrator, responsible for the implementation of the hundreds of changes made under the Medicare Modernization Act, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Norwalk practiced law in the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Ms. Norwalk currently serves as an advisor to three private equity firms – Warburg Pincus, Ferrer Freeman & Company and Enhanced Equity Fund – and sits on the boards of directors of Broadlane, Sound Physicians, Guardian Healthcare, Ika Systems, Sante Pediatric Rehabilitation, and InHealth Institute for Health Technology Studies. She also provides strategic council to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; EBG Advisors; National Health Advisors, and is a principal in Norwalk & Associates.
Ms. Norwalk received her Bachelor of Arts in economics and international relations from Wellesley College, graduating cum laude, and her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.