Yvette Fontenot

Yvette Fontenot is a Partner at Avenue Solutions where she develops and pursues policy, communications, and advocacy strategies on behalf of a broad array of health care clients focused on improving the affordability of health care. Yvette has twenty years of federal healthcare policy experience. She served in senior roles at both the White House and HHS in the Obama Administration where she developed policy; briefed and advised senior White House officials, Congress and stakeholders; as well as coordinated the Administration’s work on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Yvette served as Professional Staff with the Senate Finance Committee where she was a primary author of the Affordable Care Act. She also served as Professional Staff for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where she developed, analyzed and pursued legislation affecting Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP and health information technology and as an analyst at the Office of Management and Budget where she estimated the budgetary and programmatic impacts of various Medicare policies. She also worked as Vice President at Jennings Policy Strategies Inc. and as a legislative assistant for Senator Rockefeller.

Yvette is on the Board of Experts of Axios News as well as the Board of Directors of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.

Yvette received her Masters from the University of Chicago and her Bachelors from Duke University.