Narda Ipakchi, M.B.A., is Vice President of Policy for The SCAN Foundation. Narda is an experienced health and aging policy professional with deep expertise in policies and programs that support older adults, including Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid integrated programs, and long-term services and supports. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Medicare & Medicaid Policy Director for the United States Senate Aging Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. In this role, she advised the Chairman on key issues impacting older adults and people with disabilities, including nursing home policy changes, expansions in home and community-based services, Medicare prescription drug policy reforms, and Medicare-Medicaid integration. Prior to the Senate, Narda spent approximately 15 years in the private sector, primarily in Medicare and Medicaid policy consulting at Avalere Health, Manatt Health, and Health Management Associates, where she provided quantitative and qualitative policy research and analysis, project implementation support, and other advisory services to a wide array of health care stakeholders including foundations, providers, health plans, states, and other organizations.  

Narda earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. When Narda isn’t pondering ways to improve health and aging policies, you can find her exploring the great outdoors with her husband and daughter, traveling somewhere she can immerse herself in a different culture, or spending the day honing a well-loved recipe.