Executive Director, Partnership for Part D Access
Sr. Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health
With more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health, Charles Ingoglia has worked as a provider, advocate, and educator for government and public sector organizations. Ingoglia directs the federal and state affairs function of the National Council for Behavioral Health, and oversees practice improvement and technical assistance programs offered to more than 500,000 behavioral health professionals across the U.S. His efforts have centered on key issues such as parity, healthcare reform, and improving the experience of mental heath and addictions care and treatment engagement.
Prior to joining the National Council, Ingoglia provided policy and program design guidance to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He also has directed state government relations and service system improvement projects for the National Mental Health Association, served as a policy analyst for the National Association of Social Workers, and designed educational programs for mental health and addictions professionals at the Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare. He has worked in a transitional shelter with homeless persons and provided individual, group and couples counseling at the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, DC. Ingoglia is adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
Senior Advisor, Partnership for Part D Access
Partner, Thorn Run Partners
Catherine Finley has been helping to shape federal and state health care policy for over 15 years. Drawing on her extensive Capitol Hill and state experience, she brings a unique ability to identify public policy opportunities, develop effective lobbying strategies and achieve success by utilizing her wide network of bipartisan relationships with key decision-makers.
Ms. Finley previously served as Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where she oversaw committee operations on behalf of Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR), during his tenure as both chair and ranking member. As Staff Director, Ms. Finley was the Senator's lead negotiator on critical health care legislation involving Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. She also led Senator Smith's health and human services legislative agenda related to the Senate Finance Committee; the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee; and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education. Ms. Finley has also served as Senior Health Policy advisor for Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), where she advised the Senator on all health and human services issues, including development and enactment of the Medicare Modernization Act.