Camille S. Bonta, MHS
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.