Kate Gilliard is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit as of Jan. 2022.
Before joining association staff in 2018 as a senior regulatory affairs specialist, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Her duties included monitoring state and federal legislative developments in the health care industry, developing company policy, and advocating on the corporation’s behalf to state and federal regulators. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.