Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries was established as a 501(c)(6) trade organization to represent the common interests of Health Care Sharing Ministry organizations which are facilitating the sharing of health care needs (financial, emotional, and spiritual) by individuals and families, and their participants. The Alliance engages with federal and state regulators and policy makers, members of the media, and the Christian community to provide accurate and timely information on Health Care Sharing Ministries.
The Alliance Spokesperson
Executive Director of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries Katy Talento is a veteran policy advisor, health care reformer, epidemiologist and thought leader. As the top health advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, Katy spearheaded transformative policies to protect religious liberty in health care, end secret health care prices across the United States, end predatory medical collections practices, lower prescription drug prices, guarantee health records access and interoperability for patients and their care teams, combat the opioid addiction crisis and eliminate domestic HIV/AIDS. She first developed her take-no-prisoners approach to waste and corruption as an oversight investigator and legislative director on Capitol Hill, born of love and duty toward the hardworking American taxpayers.
Prior to her White House appointment, Katy served five U.S. Senators over a 15-year period, including as top health advisor and manager of legislative staff and oversight investigators. She also worked in the private sector helping multinational energy companies protect their global workforce from infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue and the largest community-based HIV/AIDS service organization in the US. On the faculty at Georgetown University Medical School, Katy managed the Washington site of a multi-site NIH-funded pulmonology study.
A compelling communicator, Katy has delivered speeches to large audiences, served as Director of Speechwriting for the Republican National Committee, and been featured in a number of print, broadcast and streaming media outlets. She spent two years as a Catholic nun and has worked with the poorest of the poor from East Africa, to industrial Russia and inner-city America. Katy received a Master of Science degree in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She lives in suburban northern Virginia with her husband and two children.