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Allyson Y. Schwartz, MSS ’72, is senior advisor with Healthcare and Life Sciences Strategic Communications practice at FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping businesses and non-profits manage change, mitigate risk and resolve financial, legal, political, regulatory reputational and transactional disputes.
Schwartz is a longtime public servant and nationally recognized leader on health care policy. A former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (2005-2015), Schwartz ascended to the powerful Ways and Means Committee in just her second term and served as a senior member of the Budget Committee. In both capacities, she was a strong advocate for health care access, quality and affordability, including Medicare. Schwartz led the charge for physician payment reform to encourage value over volume and promoted primary care and integrated care delivery, scientific research, innovation and use of technology to improve health care quality, efficiency, and lower consumer costs.
Schwartz is a member of a number of non-profit and governmental advisory boards and is the first Alumna Scholar in Residence at Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research. Schwartz has a master's in social work from Bryn Mawr College and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from her undergraduate alma mater, Simmons University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Arcadia University.