Mr. Fred Butler Jr.

Mr. Fred Butler Jr. is a Vice President, IMPAQ Health and provides leadership, strategic vision, and management to our Health Division. Mr. Bulter is an accountable leader who works to maximize collaboration within IMPAQ and with our clients.


With more than 20 years in United States service at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources Services Administrations (HRSA), and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Mr. Butler has demonstrated development of remarkable competence and leadership ability that has propelled him into prominence as a national leader in the key areas of quality improvement, clinical and operational management, and the effective use of knowledge management, population health, and information systems.


Mr. Butler has extensive experience and is well respected within the health care community. While working as a civil servant, Mr. Butler coached and led organizations toward achieving bold aims and goals. This includes primary, secondary, and tertiary care systems, as well as collaborating with national experts and executives.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Mr. Butler was recruited to work with the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Learning and Diffusion Group. He led reviews of Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) proposals and teamed to execute the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) model. Mr. Butler's recruitment to CMS was informed by his considerable quality improvement experience with HRSA’s Health Disparities Collaborative, the Organ Donation and Transplantation Breakthrough Collaborative, and the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.

Mr. Butler's advanced expertise in developing statements of work, leading major acquisitions with advanced negotiations, and executing to deliver results within acquisitions has been a very large part of the success of many national health care quality improvement programs. While working on the PfP, he led the improvement management of 3,700 hospitals and achieved the program goal of 40% reduction in preventable Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs). Mr. Butler presented PfP results to the Surgeon General and leaders within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.

In addition, he authored advanced issue and background papers on public health initiatives, served as a co-presenter and organizer at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and served as faculty for three cohorts of the CMS Twelve Tools Quality Improvement course, leading instruction of the Model for Improvement and the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PSDA) process. Mr. Butler was also instrumental in the deployment of e-health, knowledge management, and population based health tools to more than 3,000 clinical practices.

Two years ago, Mr. Butler was recruited to serve as the Senior Advisor for the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality’s (CCSQ) Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) leadership. In this role, he worked across the Divisions of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Population and Community Health; Division of Beneficiary Healthcare Improvement and Safety; Division of  Program Management and Support; Division of Quality Improvement Innovation Models Testing; and Division of Transforming Clinical Practice (DTCP). Mr. Butler received the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America in recognition of the outstanding achievements that he contributed to the improvement of the health and quality of the nation and received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for Execution of Major Projects.


Mr. Butler earned his Bachelors from the Elliott School of International Affairs with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health, and Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Finance. He is a three-time alum of The George Washington University.