The Trump transition team added two people to its U.S. Department of Health and Human Services landing team.
One is Andrew Bremberg of Right Policy LLC of Alexandria, Virginia.
The other is Paula Stannard, a project attorney in the Washington office of Alston & Bird LLP.
Bremberg held several positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 through 2009, under President George W. Bush. At one point, he was chief of staff for the HHS Office of Public Health and Science.
From March 2014 through March 2015, he was a health policy advisor for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But he does not seem to have been out front writing and talking about health policy issues in his own name. A quick search of the web and YouTube does not turn up any Bremberg health policy papers or health policy speeches.
Stannard has been much more visibly involved with health policy issues, and especially with health privacy issues. Here are five things to know about her:
Stannard has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a law degree from Stanford University’s law school.
2. Legal career
Stannard was counsel to the HHS general counsel from September 2001 through March 2003, and deputy general counsel at HHS from March 2003 through January 2009.
While she was deputy general counsel, she was responsible for the civil rights and legislation portfolios. She advised the HHS secretary on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and data security matters, and she also gave advice on federal health insurance regulatory matters.
She joined Alston & Bird in June 2010.
3. Health information privacy and data security
On Stannard’s LinkedIn page, she’s posted an article about what the entities covered directly by federal health privacy and data security rules, such as insurers, should do about how business associates, such as insurance agents and brokers, are complying with the rules.