Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi
Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is President of IMPAQ, the holding company of IMPAQ International, Maher & Maher, and ASCEND. Her responsibilities include strategic and tactical oversight of all services, including research, technical assistance, and technology services across all practice areas, including health care, workforce development, social programs, education, and international development.
Dr. Enekwechi has a deep understanding of Federal programs and policies, including delivery system reform, payment systems, and critical issues facing our country and the world.
Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Enekwechi served as Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and Analytics with McDermott+Consulting. Previously, she served as the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. As the Federal government's chief health care budget official, she provided policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending on a range of Federal programs, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and all Federal health agencies.
At the White House, Dr. Enekwechi managed the review and approval of major Innovation Center reform proposals, including Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) implementation, and several demonstrations such as Comprehensive Joint Replacement and Comprehensive Primary Care models. She also led OMB’s efforts toward major FDA policies, state Medicaid negotiations, Cancer Moonshot, Zika, Ebola, and other major public health policy responses and funding initiatives.
Dr. Enekwechi completed a BA at the University of Iowa, an MPP at the American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa. Her research area focused on the use of long-term care services among older adults. She also has completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Teaching & Board Participation
Dr. Enekwechi is a Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and a Visiting Professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Her teaching focuses on Federal health policy, the US health care infrastructure, health equity, and evidence-based policymaking.
She serves on the boards of directors and advisors for a number of health care organizations.