Julie Eckstein joins St. Louis-based Brown Smith Wallace (FY13 net revenue of $31 million) as principal in the firm’s health care advisory services practice. Eckstein was most recently the director of St. Charles County’s Department of Community Health and the Environment. Eckstein brings more than 30 years of experience in community and public health, health care delivery and health policy at local, state and national levels.
“Julie’s broad-based experience enhances the services our firm has been providing for the health care industry for almost 40 years,” says Harvey Wallace, MP at Brown Smith Wallace.
Eckstein’s experience includes health care consulting and serving as vice president and state policy director for the Center for Health Transformation (CHT), involving key political leaders Newt Gingrich (founder) and Tom Daschle and national health care executives. Her areas of focus included ACOs, transformational delivery systems, long-term living, price and quality transparency, consumer engagement and payment reform.
“I’m excited for the unparalleled expertise and background that Julie brings to our team,” says Ron Present, health care industry group leader at Brown Smith Wallace. “She adds great value to our team’s depth in helping organizations understand the current policy environment and market changes and helping clients craft strategic plans for the future. Her experience in population health and public/private partnerships fits well with our client needs both locally and nationally.”