About Summit Health Care Consulting

Summit Health Care Consulting:
Personalized Washington Representation with Health Care Expertise

Established by Camille Bonta in December 2007, Summit Health Care Consulting is a “boutique” consulting firm that specializes in offering highly personalized health policy, government relations, and advocacy consulting to professional associations, advocacy organizations, and health care providers.

Summit Health Care Consulting can add depth and dimension to an organization’s established government relations activities or can nurture and grow fledgling advocacy efforts.

Summit Health Care Consulting provides clients with a reliable presence and respected voice in Washington, D.C., including for clients located outside of Washington but who want a seat at the health policy decision making table.

Summit Health Care Consulting is based in Washington, D.C., with an office conveniently located a short distance from Capitol Hill.

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Camille S. Bonta, MHS
Principal

For nearly 25 years, Camille has held communications and policy positions in the field of health care. During her career, she has forged strong working relationships in Congress and throughout the “House of Medicine” and within the public health community. She has led large physician- and patient-based coalitions and understands how to navigate the political dynamics of organized medicine.

Camille’s understanding of associations and their role in Washington policy making stems from 11 years as the chief federal lobbyist and policy analyst for the American College of Cardiology.

Since launching Summit Health Care Consulting, Camille has guided the lobbying, regulatory and advocacy efforts of national health care organizations.

Camille is experienced and skilled at coalition building and management. She has brought together the colorectal cancer stakeholder community around efforts to increase funding for research and prevention, as well as policies to improve access to screening. Early in her career, she co-chaired the Patient Access Coalition, a 70-member national organization comprised of patient advocacy and physician organizations dedicated to the enactment of federal laws to protect patients in managed care plans. Camille also helped launch a multi-specialty coalition effort to protect Medicare reimbursement for medical imaging.

Camille began her work in health care policy during her tenure in the office of U.S. Senator John Glenn, which coincided with the release of the Clinton Administration’s “Health Security Act” and the subsequent debate over comprehensive health system reform.

Camille also has experience in the field of media relations as it relates to health care. From 1994-1996, she worked for the American Hospital Association in its department of media relations.

Camille holds a bachelors of science from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and masters in health science from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Geoff WerthGeoff Werth
Senior Vice President

Geoff has more than 20 years of experience in health care policy and the health care industry having held senior health care policy positions both on and off Capitol Hill and having worked directly within the health care field.

Geoff worked for seven years on Capitol Hill as an aide and policy advisor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt throughout the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Act and on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as a health policy advisor to Congressman Bart Stupak during the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act.

Geoff has spent the past decade working on successful efforts to improve cancer care and surgical care through his role as director of federal government relations for McKesson Specialty Health / The US Oncology Network during the passage of the Affordable Care Act and on the federal government relations team at the American College of Surgeons during the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act.

During this critical period for our health care system, Geoff has had the opportunity to work constructively with Congress on many important health care policy issues, including those surrounding new and enhanced models of care within the Medicare program, Medicare physician reimbursement, advanced diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, prescription drug reimbursement and distribution, the trauma care system, health information technology, and advanced medical imaging.

Geoff worked directly within the health care industry on cutting-edge medical equipment during his years working in the laboratories of The University of Chicago Hospitals and in his research and development role for Abbott Laboratories.