Staff and Consultants


Ellen Riker

Advocacy Consultant

Ellen Riker is a Principal with the Artemis Policy Group, an association management and lobbying firm she established in April 2020 in Washington, DC. She has advised the Hemophilia Alliance on the 340B Drug Discount Program, Medicare, Medicaid and other health policy issues since 2010. As a federal policy advisor and lobbyist since 1989, Ellen has managed federal strategies for corporate and non-profit organizations, specializing in public and private insurance reimbursement and coverage policies, biomedical and health services research, and public health programs. Ellen has worked with the many agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services and has been involved in the development of legislation coming out of the House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over Medicare, Medicaid, and public health service programs. Ellen served on the professional staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from 1983 – 1988, with particular focus on health policy. Ellen received her master’s degree in Health Administration from Xavier University and a B.A. with honors from the University of Cincinnati.