The Maverick Team


Team Maverick

Maverick Health Policy was founded by Julie Barnes to bridge the divide between the traditional players and innovative solution companies. We help translate federal policy into business strategy for clients across the healthcare landscape.

Maverick’s culture of excellence allows us to go above and beyond for clients to deliver timely, straightforward, and impactful insights. We are grateful for our current and former team members who have contributed to Maverick’s industry-leading digital health expertise over the years.

Julie Barnes, J.D.

Founder and CEO, Maverick Health Policy

Julie Barnes is a strategic adviser to organizations that need guidance about federal health policies and how to develop relationships with policymakers and influential advocacy organizations.

As a former policy analyst, health care attorney, and Capitol Hill staffer, Ms. Barnes can inform business strategy and investments in a myriad of health care areas, including health information technology, data privacy and interoperability, value-based care, transparency, health insurance and new payment models, and federal health programs.

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Eric Schiavone

Eric Schiavone

Director at Maverick Health Policy

Eric Schiavone is a director with Maverick Health Policy. He advises established and start-up health technology vendors, trade organizations, and venture capital firms on policy-driven growth and investment opportunities. Eric specializes in healthcare innovation policy, including artificial intelligence, utilization management, interoperability, digital health, transparency, data privacy and security, and federal health programs.

Prior to this role, Eric served as a Federal Healthcare Consultant at KPMG and held various positions in hospital quality programs. He received an MPH in health policy from The George Washington University.

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Paige Kobza

Senior Policy Analyst at Maverick Health Policy

Paige Kobza is a senior policy analyst with Maverick Health Policy. She works closely with our payer, trade organization, and technology vendor clients to help them better understand the fast-paced and quickly evolving healthcare innovation policy landscape. Paige has experience advising our clients and supporting multi-stakeholder groups on issues like price transparency, interoperability, health equity, artificial intelligence, and federal health programs with a focus on Medicare Advantage.

Paige received her B.A. in Public Policy and Leadership from the University of Virginia.

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Keana Kennedy

Keana Kennedy

Policy Analyst at Maverick Health Policy

Keana Kennedy is a policy analyst with Maverick Health Policy. She supports our clients by researching developments in healthcare innovation policy, with a specific background in health equity, public health, and payer and provider issues.
Keana received a B.S. in Global Health with minors in health policy and public policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Why Choose Maverick?

We translate public policy to help businesses make the best decisions. Now more than ever, public policy is driving health industry market trends. To successfully navigate the rapidly evolving environment, stakeholders must understand the strategic implications of policy changes.

Maverick cuts through the noise with customized weekly updates, including new videos, webinars, blog posts, infographics, and interviews with guest experts. We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to translate policy changes.

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Speaking Engagements & Custom Services

Maverick offers a range of flexible services tailored to each client’s needs. Whether you need an expert guest speaker, require customized services, or you simply need updates on important policy changes, Maverick has you covered.

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MyMaverick is a subscription service that provides access to analysis and news across the health technology policy landscape. We tell you what is happening, why it matters, and how to adapt your strategy in as much (or as little) detail as you need.

MyMaverick includes the following products:

  • Database of materials explaining select topics
  • Curated newsletters
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