SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Press Ganey announced that it has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Leslie Norwalk, a former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and strategic counsel to EpsteinBeckerGreen, EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors.
"We are privileged to have Leslie join our board. Leslie has been an industry thought leader and her deep understanding of the healthcare market will provide invaluable insights to the company during this transformational period," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey. "We will leverage her extensive knowledge as we assess opportunities and formulate solutions for the marketplace."
Norwalk served the Bush administration as the acting administrator for CMS and prior to that appointment was the agency's deputy administrator. Previously, she practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Norwalk currently serves as an advisor to three private equity firms: Warburg Pincus, Ferrer Freeman & Company and Enhanced Equity Fund; and sits on the boards of directors of Sound Physicians, Guardian Healthcare Group, Sante Pediatric Rehabilitation, IkaSystems, MTS Medication Technologies, Preferred Care Partners, the Volcano Corporation and Institute for Health Technology Solutions. She is also a member of APCO Worldwide's International Advisory Council.
Norwalk earned a juris doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law and has a bachelor's degree in economics and international relations from Wellesley College.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
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