Nicholas G. Cavarocchi, Partner
Nicholas G. Cavarocchi, who founded the firm in 1980, draws on a diverse background in the public and private sectors to lend clients both a planner’s and a tactician’s approach to problem-solving. He leverages more than three decades of experience to help corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations advance policy change in Congress and through federal agencies. Nick has worked on every facet of health policy, from organizing an industry/patient coalition that led to the creation of a major research institute at the National Institutes of Health to mounting a successful effort to modify Medicare physician and hospital reimbursement for surgical procedures. He served as senior health advisor to the House Appropriations Committee, where he helped guide federal funding for NIH, community health centers, health professions training, and occupational health. Prior to joining the committee, Nick held senior management and budget positions in the U.S. Public Health Service. His private sector experience includes: appointment to the Department of Community Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School; Executive Vice President of the Georgetown University Community Health Plan, Inc.; and Associate Executive Director of Group Health Association, Inc. He also served as Chair of the federally-sponsored Consolidated Technical Assistance Project, a marketing and financial management project that assisted developing HMOs. Nick earned his B.S. from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and M.B.A. from The American University in Washington, D.C.