Michelle Mathy

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Michelle Mathy is a principal at Capitol Counsel and brings an extensive background in health policy to the firm. Having cultivated more than a decade of experience in executive government and political affairs roles at health care organizations including provider organizations and biopharmaceutical corporations, Mathy has a deep understanding of legislative, regulatory, reimbursement and political processes.

As Head of Federal Affairs at Otsuka American Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mathy was responsible for developing and executing Otsuka’s strategy to advance policies that improve patient access to mental health care, increase patient access to treatments, and advance digital health technology. Mathy and her team engaged with members of Congress, administration officials, trade associations, diplomats, patient organizations, coalitions, and political organizations. Mathy was ultimately successful in securing an on-ramp for companies serving low-income subsidy patients in Medicare’s Part D redesign under the Inflation Reduction Act.

A government affairs leader committed to putting patients at the center of her advocacy work, Mathy started her health policy career at the American Hospital Association before holding positions at the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Academy of Dermatologists where she oversaw multi-million dollar political action committees. Prior to joining Otsuka in 2021, she was the Director of Government Affairs and Policy at Biogen, Inc. where she was a member of the business unit leadership team working with executives across Market Access, Value and Access, Medical Affairs, Clinical Affairs and Sales on product launches.

A leader in health equity, Mathy currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Minority Quality Forum and served as a founding Board Member of The Digital Health for Equitable Health Coalition. She has internally represented government affairs on diversity, equity, and inclusion cross-functional teams at Biogen and Otsuka.

Mathy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Communications concurrently from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.