Laura Hoffmeister Fegraus is the Senior Advisor to the Institute for Health Policy and Director of Public Policy and External Relations at Kaiser Permanente. She is also the Executive Director of the Council for Accountable Physician Practices. In these roles, Laura focuses on delivery system reform, federal health care policy, and highlighting integrated delivery systems as the model for American health care. She was previously Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she assisted in the implementation of significant health reform related changes to the Medicare program. She also served on the Senate Finance Committee Democratic health staff where she participated in the drafting of the Medicare Advantage and Part D related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Laura holds a Master’s of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Drew University.
Toyomi Igus has served as the Communications Director for the Council of Accountable Physician Practices since 2006. She is a corporate and marketing communications professional with over 25 years of communications, marketing, and publishing experience. Her firm, Igus Simon & Associates Inc., provides strategic communications and marketing consulting for health care, nonprofit, and social cause organizations. Toyomi developed and led the Communications/Marketing and Patient Services divisions of HealthCare Partners (now Davita Healthcare Partners) for more than ten years. Prior to HealthCare Partners, Toyomi was vice president of The WestWork Group, a full-service advertising, design and communications agency. Toyomi is a psychology/pre-med graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and studied health care marketing through the executive program at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Elizabeth Keating is Senior Manager of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and an Advisor to the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. Prior to joining CAPP, Elizabeth was a senior project manager at Fidelis Care New York where she managed HEDIS reporting processes and quality improvement interventions. Elizabeth has conducted research on obesity reduction in New York City, segregated access to specialty care based on insurance status and health promotion within university populations. Elizabeth holds an MPA in Health Policy and Management from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a Bachelor’s from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
In her free time, Elizabeth is a certified Strala Yoga Guide, fitness and dance enthusiast and avid fiction reader.