Our Practice

We draw upon two decades of experience working with Congress and federal agencies to deliver policy guidance, intelligence and advocacy to a wide-array of innovative health care organizations.

Our clients are at the forefront of today’s transformation in health care and rely upon us to help them understand and influence federal policy decisions affecting coverage, access, payment, and care delivery changes.

We embed ourselves at each client organization, serving as a daily, real-time source of intelligence and advocacy while harnessing the collaborative power of stakeholders across the health care industry.

Our personalized approach, combined with a full-time Washington presence, fills the gap that often exists between the services provided by national trade organizations and in-house government relations departments.

WSC Team

FOUNDER

Kyle Mulroy brings nearly 25 years of federal health policy and political experience to his work as an advisor, strategist and lobbyist to some of the nation’s most innovative health care providers and trade organizations.

A Capitol Hill veteran, Kyle founded WSC in 2005 to help health care executives anticipate, interpret and respond to the fast-paced, complex federal legislative and regulatory decision-making processes. He is considered a trusted, results-driven member of his client’s senior management teams, providing expert counsel and direct advocacy on a myriad of policy and political matters, including health care delivery and payment reform.

Kyle’s prior experience includes five years working at an academic medical center in New Jersey.  In 1996, he relocated to Washington, DC to serve as former Senator Robert Torricelli’s (D-NJ) health policy advisor and principal liaison to the Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

As a Capitol Hill staffer, Kyle helped achieve significant legislative victories, including a Medicare policy allowing for increased reimbursement to hospitals for uncompensated care and a law waiving the Social Security Disability Income waiting period for Americans diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”).

Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and from the George Washington University with a Master of Arts Degree in Legislative Affairs.

 

Director of Health Policy

Ross directs in-depth research and technical writing projects related to federal legislative and
regulatory health care policies. His areas of focus include Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system initiatives, the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act, and other important policies that impact the health care strategic planning process.

Ross has nearly a decade of professional experience as a writer, speaker, teacher, and health policy professional. He has served as the health policy analyst for Virginia Commonwealth University (where he currently teaches health policy as an adjunct faculty member), VCU Health, the VCU School of Medicine, and the Medical Society of Virginia.

Ross holds an M.S. in Health Administration and a Master of Public Administration from VCU, and a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University.

Project Director

Deborah assists with the management of the firm’s daily operations and client support needs, including event management, policy research, and other administrative and communication duties.

Deborah has 20 years of professional experience and joined WSC after spending a decade in New York City as a Senior Project Administrator for the management consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles International and as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers Trust Company. Deborah received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Cruz.

WSC Internships

Dozens of students from across the United States have participated in WSC’s internship program gaining hands-on, real-world experience in the nation’s capitol.

Our interns are mentored by each member of the WSC team and spend their days on substantive projects designed to enhance their knowledge about how the federal government operates and the importance of issue advocacy.

Attending hearings and meeting on Capitol Hill, assisting with the organizing of conferences and events, and drafting policy papers and articles are a few of the everyday tasks WSC interns undertake.

WSC recruits students from the Washington Center, the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the country.

WSC is extremely proud that we are consistently ranked as one the most popular internship sites in Washington, DC. WSC intern alumni have gone on to impressive careers inside and outside of government in a wide range of fields.

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“WSC offers a unique, hands-on, internship opportunity unlike any other program in Washington.

The interns are exposed to a wide variety of government affairs from Congressional Hearings to lobbying activities, which affords an excellent learning experience.

The WSC team treated me as an important member of their staff and I was not expected to only perform ‘administrative’ work. I contributed to a variety of projects, including everything from grant work to policy research.

The WSC internship was by far the most educational internship experience I have had and has enabled me to find direction for my future career path.”

Kailyn McGowan, Xavier University Class of 2013