Health Policy Advisor Catherine Lenz joins The Picard Group
The Picard Group is pleased to announce that Catherine Lenz has joined the firm as Director of Health Policy. Lenz will be based in Washington, D.C. and brings over five years of Congressional experience. Most recently, Lenz served as Senior Health Policy Advisor for U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. She managed his health policy team, overseeing legislative projects and providing briefings on health policy issues. She also organized and coordinated the GOP Doctor’s Caucus of which Congressman Burgess is co-chairman.
Lenz worked extensively on policy efforts involving state Medicaid infrastructure, Medicare physician payment, and pandemic preparedness and relief during Congressman Burgess' tenure as Health Subcommittee chairman. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as a liaison between the office and federal agencies. She brings a wealth of knowledge on federal health policy issues and strong relationships with several committees, including the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee.
Lenz moved to Washington, D.C. in 2015 to join the office of U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer as a Staff Assistant. Soon after, Lenz stepped into the role of Legislative Correspondent, then Legislative Assistant, working on various issues including health care, education, housing, judiciary, and oversight and government reform. She also launched the Caucus on Personalized Medicine to explore ways Congress could support this area of medicine through legislation and education.
TPG Managing Partner Tyron Picard said, “Our entire team could not be more excited about Catherine joining The Picard Group. Given her very impressive tenure on Capitol Hill on major healthcare issues, she brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to one of the largest areas of concentration in our federal practice. And given her reputation as a duck hunter and fly fisherwoman, she should be a perfect fit with our bunch!”
A native of Hutchinson, Minnesota, Lenz is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA.