Kathleen Holt joined The Center for Medicare Advocacy in 2014 as an Associate Director. Always seeking to make life better for individuals, Ms. Holt began her career with CIGNA Insurance Company, developing insurance claim process improvement strategies. After obtaining her M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from the University of Connecticut, Ms. Holt enjoyed protecting patient rights and expanding patient services as a hospital administrator – first at New Britain Memorial Hospital in Connecticut, and then at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Washington. In 1993, Ms. Holt graduated from Seattle University School of Law and, striving to better understand government systems and decisions, she became a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Seattle. In that position, Ms. Holt authored health law opinions and worked to reduce fraud and misuse of resources through federal court litigation and development of improved administrative programs. In 1997, following the birth of her profoundly disabled second child, Ms. Holt founded a Seattle area law practice to advocate for the needs of the disabled and elderly. She led this law practice until her arrival at The Center for Medicare Advocacy in February 2014.
Ms. Holt also comes to The Center with extensive community involvement experience. She has most recently served as President of the Board of the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association, Northwest Chapter; National ALS Association ad hoc Bylaws Committee Chair; member of Congressman Dave Reichert’s Health Care Advisory Committee; Service Projects Chair for the Seattle Boy Scouts of America; and, Chair of the Family Advisory Council at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Ms. Holt is honored to bring her varied experiences, and her continued desire to work in service toward making life better for the disabled and elderly, to the nationally recognized Center for Medicare Advocacy.