Anne K. Gauthier is a senior staff member in the Center for Transforming Health at MITRE. She joined the company in 2015 to serve as project leader for the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare federally funded research and development center operated by MITRE.
Gauthier brings over 35 years of wide-ranging experience in health policy, payment, and delivery reform; quality measurement; and complex project management, research, and technical assistance. Prior to MITRE, Gauthier managed a portfolio of health reform and health system performance projects as a senior program director at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), including the State Health Exchange Leadership Network, a learning system for CMS’s State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative, and several projects focusing on multi-payer payment reform with a number of states.
Gauthier has also served as assistant vice president of The Commonwealth Fund and deputy director of the Fund’s Commission on a High-Performance Health System, vice president of AcademyHealth, where she served as program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative, a $67.5 million grant program. Before joining AcademyHealth in 1989, she was a senior researcher for the National Leadership Commission on Health Care. Gauthier holds a bachelor of arts in molecular biology from Princeton University and a master of science in Health Administration from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health.