Senior Associate at PwC's Health Industries Advisory People & Change Practice
- Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
- Public Policy
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
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
Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry
May 2012 – Present (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 2009 – May 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.
October 2008 – August 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
Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Political Organization industry
July 2008 – November 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.
September 2006 – July 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 2006 – June 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 2005 – June 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
Stephanie Hedquist's Skills & Expertise
- Public Health
- Policy Analysis
- Public Policy
- Data Analysis
- Proposal Writing
- International Relations
- Grant Writing
- Qualitative Research
- Organizational Development
Stephanie Hedquist's Education
Master of Arts, Public Policy and Administration
2008 – 2010
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
B.A., International Affairs
2002 – 2006
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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