Guidehouse promotes two leaders in its health segment

11 April 2022 2 min. read
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Consulting firm Guidehouse has promoted Sarah Garnett to public sector health leader and Kristin Porter to head of the Department of Veteran Affairs account team.

Garnett has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial and federal healthcare markets, with a focus on driving growth and strategic initiatives in revenue operations, regulatory and legislative requirements, and disaster recovery. She has supported large-scale transformation initiatives at academic medical centers, research institutions, health systems, and federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Defense Health Agency.

Garnett joined Guidehouse in 2005 and was named a partner in 2020. Prior to joining the McLean, VA-headquartered management consultancy, Garnett was a research assistant and data specialist at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Union College.

Porter has been at Guidehouse for the last 18 years, most recently focusing on the firm’s client relationship with Veteran Affairs. A partner since 2020, Porter also co-leads the firm’s (re)Vision change management offering.

Guidehouse promotes two leaders in its health segment
During her tenure at Guidehouse, Porter has advised numerous federal clients on human capital services including change management, organizational development, workforce planning, and learning and development. Before joining the firm, she was an accountant at IBM.

Porter has a master’s degree in organizational sciences from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

"I am thrilled to congratulate Sarah and Kristin on their new, well-deserved roles," said Guidehouse partner and health segment leader Alicia Harkness. "As our government's healthcare, benefits, and public health responsibilities continue to converge with commercial organization priorities, these leaders excel at guiding our clients forward to innovate while anticipating and outwitting some of the most complex issues facing the health ecosystem."

Guidehouse’s sizable healthcare practice makes it the third largest healthcare management consulting firm in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 rankings. Guidehouse Health supports provider, public sector, payer, and pharma clients with consulting services in strategy, change management, IT and analytics, data science, clinical services, and biomedical innovation.

The firm provides management and technology consulting services to public and commercial sector clients, and has more than 13,000 professionals globally.