Deb Krause

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

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National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions


Ms. Krause is the Regional Strategic Advisor to the Minnesota Health Leadership Council, a group of public and private purchasers in affiliation with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Council members collaborate with community stakeholders to advance the five priorities of The Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use including mental health parity, access to care, collaborative care, measurement-based care, and tele-behavioral health care. Previously, she was Vice President of the Minnesota Health Action Group and led the organization’s Mental Health Guiding Coalition, PCORI Eugene B. Washington Community Engagement Award, Annual Employer Renefits Survey, and Annual Employer Leadership Summit. Deb was previously a partner at Hewitt Associates and a principal at Mercer, where she provided strategic guidance to employers on their benefit plan strategy and design. Deb has a B.S. in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.