Ellen Riker is a Senior Vice President at CRD Associates — a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC. With more than 25 years of experience managing federal strategies for corporate and non-profit organizations, Ellen specializes in public and private insurance reimbursement and coverage policies, biomedical and health services research and public health programs and policies. Her clients include national organizations focused on chronic and rare diseases, specialized treatment centers, and medical specialty societies. From 1983 – 1989, Ellen served on the Professional Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, with particular focus on public health, biomedical research, and the federal health entitlement programs: Medicare and Medicaid. She received a Masters in Health Administration from Xavier University and a BA with Honors from the University of Cincinnati.