Guidehouse has tapped Alicia Harkness to lead its health segment, a move that combines Harkness’ previous public health leadership role with the company’s commercial health care leadership position.
The company’s health segment collaborates with health systems, government agencies, life science companies and other clients to provide strategic insights and performance solutions that help revitalize and transform their operations.
In her new position, Harkness will accelerate innovation and growth across the health care industry. She will develop strategies and solutions that drive large-scale transformations and tackle health care challenges in government and industry.
In her previous role at Guidehouse, Harkness led the establishment of the Guidehouse Center for Health Insights, a source for research trends and best practices across the health care industry.
She has also served as the company’s inclusion and diversity leader. In this role, Harkness designed and led Guidehouse’s inclusion and diversity agenda, which contributed to the company’s recognition as a 2020 Diversity, Inc. Top 50 Noteworthy company and as a 2019-2020 Great Place to Work certified company by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre said he’s experienced firsthand Harkness’ talent, commitment and dedication.
“I know that Alicia will continue to build our teams through a collaborative working environment as we help our public and commercial health clients succeed and thrive as they serve their communities,” he added.
Harkness has almost 30 years of experience working with clients to improve care for citizens, active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
She previously served as partner and commercial health care segment leader at PwC and as vice president of BearingPoint and partner at KPMG.
She has also worked with various mission-based organizations such as the departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, the Military Health System, state and local governments and other health care-focused groups.
Currently, Harkness is spearheading initiatives to advise clients on response and recovery efforts and new approaches as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.