Stephanie Hedquist

Stephanie Hedquist

Senior Associate at PwC's Health Industries Advisory People & Change Practice

Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
Public Policy

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Stephanie Hedquist's Overview

  • Senior Associate at PwC
  • Principal Research Analyst at NORC
  • Project Assistant at McAlpine Consulting
  • Campaign Organizing Fellow at Obama for America
  • Corps Member at AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Intern at U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky
  • Intern at CESC

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Stephanie Hedquist's Summary

Stephanie Hedquist is a Senior Associate with PwC’s Health Industries Advisory People & Change Practice. She has over five years of health care, health IT and public health consulting and research experience. She has successfully collaborated with a wide range of organizations in the commercial, public and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she has focused on designing and implementing transformational change initiatives in major health systems.

Prior to joining PwC, Stephanie was a Principal Research Analyst for NORC at the University of Chicago focusing on state health information exchanges, health IT privacy and security initiatives, community college and university health IT education programs, assistive services technology for persons with disabilities and seniors, and initiatives expanding health care access to uninsured populations. Earlier in her career, she provided consulting services for health-related non-profit organizations focusing on organizational development, policy advocacy and leadership coaching. She also served as a Campaign Organizing Fellow for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Election Campaign, and an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) member in the Gulf Coast.

Stephanie has earned an MA in Public Policy with a focus in health care from Northwestern University, and a BA in International Affairs with a concentration in public health from George Washington University.

Stephanie Hedquist's Experience

Senior Associate


Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Senior Associate, 2013 to Present
Experienced Associate, 2012 to 2013

Providing change management, communications and training consulting services to major health systems.

Principal Research Analyst


Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

September 2009May 2012 (2 years 9 months) Chicago, Illinois

Principal Research Analyst, 2011 to 2012
Senior Research Analyst, 2010 to 2011
Research Analyst, 2009 to 2010

Health Care, Health IT and Public Health projects for a wide range of organizations, including federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations and foundations

Routinely conducted quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including literature reviews with extensive data mining; Evaluation, survey and database design, implementation, development, management and analysis; Regularly drafted, prepared, organized and produced project deliverables, including reports and proposals; and Project management, monitoring and oversight responsibilities.

Project Assistant

McAlpine Consulting

October 2008August 2009 (11 months) Greater Chicago Area

Provided consulting services for health-related non-profit organizations focusing on complex social issues: Focused on strategic planning, organizational development, policy advocacy and leadership coaching; routinely conducted research and analysis to develop reports, strategic plans, proposals and contracts.

Campaign Organizing Fellow

Obama for America

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Political Organization industry

July 2008November 2008 (5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Served as a Campaign Organizing Fellow during 2008 Presidential Campaign in the 46th Ward of Chicago: Led development and implementation of a database organizing volunteer information and event logistics; Recruited, organized and coordinated campaign trips for over 1,600 volunteers from Illinois to Iowa; Trained several hundred volunteers in canvassing, database management and volunteer recruitment in IL; and Provided extensive volunteer support before, during and after campaign trips.

Corps Member

AmeriCorps NCCC

September 2006July 2007 (11 months) Gulf Coast

Served as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Member in the Gulf Coast: Completed over 1,700 hours of community service over ten months by assisting in the construction of volunteer housing and general rebuilding with Habitat for Humanity in Biloxi, Mississippi; serving as a teacher's assistant at St. Tammany Parish/Brock Elementary School in Mandeville, Louisiana; assisting in the development and operations of a youth volunteer shelter and support center in Waveland, Mississippi; and working with the Nevada Conservation Corps in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

January 2006June 2006 (6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Drafted general correspondence and responded to constituent requests; Participated in and reported on committees, agency hearings, staff meetings and briefings; Performed extensive political, historical and legislative research and analysis; and Monitored the Congressional Record, Federal Register, pertinent health policy journals, and newspapers.



June 2005June 2006 (1 year 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Aided in the design, organization and implementation of the DC Lead Safe Babies project; Assisted in logistics and planning of local and national conferences; and Researched and drafted grants and proposals, and updated website content.

Stephanie Hedquist's Languages

  • Spanish

Stephanie Hedquist's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. Non-profits
  3. Public Health
  4. Politics
  5. Policy Analysis
  6. Public Policy
  7. SPSS
  8. Data Analysis
  9. Policy
  10. Proposal Writing
  11. International Relations
  12. Grant Writing
  13. Nonprofits
  14. Leadership
  15. Strategy
  16. Analysis
  17. Qualitative Research
  18. Organizational Development

Stephanie Hedquist's Education

Northwestern University

Master of Arts, Public Policy and Administration


Health policy focus

Thesis Title: Government-sponsored Paid Maternity Leave, An Examination of and Recommendations for the Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program

The George Washington University

B.A., International Affairs


Public Health concentration

Activities and Societies: Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity and National Society of Collegiate Scholars; George Washington University Hospital Red Cross Volunteer

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