Lisa Joldersma advises life sciences and health plan clients on federal and state health policy strategies that advance business priorities.
Lisa is a seasoned, strategic policy professional with 25 years of experience working at the intersection of state and federal health policy, advocacy, and law. Before joining Avalere, Lisa served as senior vice president of policy and research at PhRMA. In this role, she led policy development and analysis relating to the Inflation Reduction Act, Part D, Medicare Advantage, pharmacy benefit manager oversight and reform, commercial health insurance, 340B, health equity, and transparency. Previously, she served as managing director of policy and regulation at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, where she was responsible for policy development, analysis, and advocacy on issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. She also served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a senior advisor for legislation and oversight.
Lisa holds a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, in English and political science from Hope College, where she currently sits on the board of trustees. She also holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.