Kathryn Lowell is an executive and Board Member with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Kathryn is the Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy at BioMarin. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of local, national and global legislative strategy and advocacy.
Previously, she was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to develop and execute policy and strategic healthcare initiatives. During this time, she developed a partnership with the California Council on Science and Technology to create the Personalized Health Information Technology Coalition. It drew senior executives together to address the challenges of personalized medicine. She also oversaw program and policy initiatives from the California State Department of Managed Health Care and the Office of the Patient Advocate. Kathryn was a Board Member of the California Privacy and Security Advisory Board and a Board Member of the California Telehealth Network Advisory Council.
Also prior to her current position, Kathryn was the Vice President for Strategic Growth at Lumetra, a health care consulting firm that specialized in federal health care program management. For six years, she also worked at Maximus, (NYSE:MMS), which is a national government health care services firm. Serving as the Vice President for Government Affairs, she worked with states to partner on Medicaid program management.
From 1995 to 1998, she was appointed by Governor Wilson as Assistant Secretary for Health at the California Health and Human Services Agency. During that time, she worked to create and staff the Biotechnology Council for the State of California. In her early years, she worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative analyst for a Member on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Kathryn received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from USC, under academic scholarship. For her time in State service, she received a career recognition award and was selected to represent California in attending Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in State Service at the JFK School.