Allyson Schwartz
Allyson Schwartz

Former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has signed on as senior advisor at FTI Consulting's strategic communications unit. She will counsel clients on healthcare policy and how to navigate the regulatory thicket.

The Pennsylvania Democrat served on the Ways and Means and Budget Committees during her 10-year stint on Capitol Hill.

Schwartz, who was commissioner of Philadelphia's Dept. of Health, led the Congressional push to reform the doctor payment system and promoted primary care and integrated care delivery.

Most recently, she was CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance lobbying group.

Charlene MacDonald, America's healthcare & life sciences head in the stratcomm unit, said Schwartz's decades of experiences in local, state and federal government will prove invaluable to FTI's clients.