Neleen Rubin

Policy Consultant

Neleen Rubin has worked in federal health care policy for more than 20 years. 

In 2013, she established Rubin Health Policy Consulting, LLC. The main focus of the firm is helping health care clients navigate the legislative, regulatory and policy development process, particularly related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as health insurance and quality improvement policies.

Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Neleen was a Principal at the Mizeur Group, LLC where she worked with health care clients on regulatory and legislative initiatives.
From May of 2007 until October of 2010, Neleen was a Professional Staff Member for the Democratic Majority Staff of the Senate Finance Committee and its Chairman, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). As a member of the Senate Finance Committee health policy team, her primary responsibility was developing policies related to the Medicare Part A program, which consists of hospital, home health, nursing home, hospice, and other health policy areas. In this role, she helped craft the landmark Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010.

Before to joining the Senate Finance Committee, Neleen was the Vice President of Government Affairs for a cardiovascular medical device company, Edwards Lifesciences. In this position, she led the Washington government affairs office for the corporation. She served in this role from June 2004-May 2007. Before taking this position, she worked for Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) as a Legislative Assistant from 1999 until June 2004 where she also focused on health policy issues before the Senate Finance Committee. 
Neleen began her work in federal government during the Clinton Administration as a Policy Coordinator in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 1997-1999. In this role, she helped coordinate agency-wide review and development of Secretarial initiatives in the area of public health. She also served as a fellow to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland during her HHS tenure.

Neleen graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. and received a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

In-Person Events

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo
  • October 27-30, 2019
  • San Diego, CA

Virtual Events

  • May 22 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Quality Innovation Network
  • May 22 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • VNAA, ElevatingHOME, and LeadingAge members only
  • May 22 | 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Change Agents Learning and Action Network
  • May 23 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Institute
Addressing and Preventing Older Adult Suicide
  • May 29 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Quality Innovation Network