Today, her work with clients includes the areas of change management, partnerships and post-merger integration, strategic positioning, government relations and significant issue campaigns, crisis events and internal and external engagement.
Curtis is a former Jarrard Inc. partner and National Practice leader. During her nine years with Jarrard, Curtis also founded the firm’s original government relations practice, which focused on building government relations programs from the ground up, assessing clients’ existing efforts and developing and executing strategic plans for specific issue campaigns. She authored the first-of-its-kind nationwide benchmarking report “The Rise of Hospital Government Relations,” which analyzes data from health systems on how they structure and invest in their government relations programs, utilize contract lobbyists, determine goals, measure success and more.
Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Curtis spent several years with the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (now the Children’s Hospital Association). Under her guidance, member hospitals built and grew their advocacy capacity to reach legislative goals. In addition, Curtis lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of healthcare and tax clients at Navigant Consulting. She also served for U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, first on the campaign trail during his successful 2000 re-election campaign and later as legislative staff in D.C., where she focused on healthcare and children’s issues. Before working for DeWine, she began her career in the government relations office at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Curtis is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry (WBL) and serves on the NashvilleHealth Steering Committee.