Chicago, IL, January 30, 2023 — The Vistria Group recently welcomed health policy veteran Elizabeth “Liz” Jurinka as Operating Director, Healthcare Policy. After nearly two decades on Capitol Hill and in the White House, Jurinka joins Vistria PRG, LLC (“Vistria PRG”).
“As we remain focused on our core mission of investing in companies who are making a difference in their communities while generating strong returns for our investors, Liz brings key healthcare policy and regulatory insight and expertise to our growing team,” said Kip Kirkpatrick, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of The Vistria Group. “She will serve as a critical thought partner to our management teams as they continue to position their organizations for exceptional growth and quality outcomes.”
Jurinka has worked in healthcare policy for nearly twenty years. She most recently served as Special Assistant to the President, working to advance the policy agenda of the White House through Congress. Prior to that role, she served as Chief Healthcare Adviser to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and the critical healthcare policy-making Senate Finance Committee, where she spearheaded efforts to draft and advance some of the most consequential bipartisan healthcare legislation of the last decade.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization as genuinely committed to contributing to positive social change through quality healthcare services as The Vistria Group. Being part of this world-class team and working to help leading companies achieve growth and to improve health outcomes is an incredibly unique opportunity,” said Jurinka.
“Liz is highly respected and known for her bipartisan relationships, deep expertise and many accomplishments in healthcare policy and legislative strategy,” said Jon Samuels, Partner and Co-Head of Vistria PRG. “Her knowledge on healthcare delivery policy will greatly augment our impact strategy and serve as a crucial value-add to the leadership of our growing portfolio of healthcare companies as they navigate our evolving policy and regulatory environment.”
Jurinka played a key role on several major health policy initiatives, including advancing and expanding behavior health and chronic care, improving the Affordable Care Act, and extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
In addition to her policy role at Vistria PRG, Jurinka is a Senior Policy Fellow at Yale University’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy.
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