Ryan Howells is a Principal at Leavitt Partners based out of the Washington, D.C. office. Ryan works with the White House, Congress, HHS, and VHA on health care policy and interoperability issues. He currently helps lead the CARIN Alliance, a multi-sector, public-private alliance focused on giving consumers digital access to their health information. Ryan is a member of the CMS Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) governance board, Carequality steering committee, ONC’s FAST identity tiger team, Technology Association of Georgia’s digital health board, VCI.org SMART Health Cards steering committee, and the COVID-19 health care coalition.
He also serves as on the board of multiple health care companies. Before joining Leavitt Partners, Ryan was the general manager for the government business unit of a private-exchange software vendor where he oversaw the implementation of software in three different state-based marketplaces, managed a multi-million-dollar P&L, and was involved in the company’s IPO in late 2014. Earlier in his career, Ryan led the government operations division for iHealth Technologies (now Verscend Technologies) and served as an account executive for numerous regional and national health plans.
Ryan received his master of health administration from the University of Southern California, where he was a dean’s merit scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He and his wife Alison live with their five children in Atlanta, GA.