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Kelly Lavin Delmore



University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2002

University of Pittsburgh, M.H.A., 2004

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Kelly Lavin Delmore is the Director of Government Relations & Public Policy at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC.

Ms. Delmore represents health care clients in front of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. With a background in health information technology and health administration, she has a broad base of experience in numerous health care settings, national health care provider associations and Capitol Hill.

In addition to lobbying, Ms. Delmore provides health policy advice to firm clients on an array of topics and drafts comment letters in response to proposed rules on various areas, such as Medicare payment and health information technology (HIT).

Ms. Delmore has formerly served as Director of Federal Government Affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), where she represented the association as lead lobbyist and led successful legislative initiatives to prevent Medicare payment reductions to providers of physical therapy and caps on therapy services for Medicare beneficiaries.

Prior to joining APTA in January 2009, Kelly was Legislative Assistant to then-U.S. Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.), who was a Senior Member of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee.  Ms. Delmore joined the English staff in May 2006 to focus on health care and Mr. English’s Ways & Means Health Subcommittee duties.  In addition to her health care responsibilities, she advised the Congressman on: campaign finance reform, education, financial services, environment, natural resources, science & technology and labor issues.

She launched her career on Capitol Hill during the summer of 2003 as a Legislative Fellow covering health care policy for U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.). Ms. Delmore then went on to receive her Masters of Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and returned to Washington D.C. in the fall of 2004 as a Regulatory Policy Analyst for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  At AOA, she tracked, analyzed, and interpreted federal regulatory actions and provided comments on behalf of osteopathic physicians to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on health information technology, physician payment and regulatory reform. In addition, Kelly provided policy analysis assistance to osteopathic physicians who served on federal advisory boards; including Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Before moving to Washington D.C., Ms. Delmore worked in hospital settings in Pittsburgh, PA for 5 years, where she worked in many capacities, focusing on health information, health care quality and HIPAA implementation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Women in Government Relations, Co-Chair Health and Social Policies Task Force

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Health Care Reform

Health Law Perspectives


Vates JR, Ridge-Hetrick JL, Lavin KL, Sharma GK, Wagner RL, Johnson JT.  Protecting Medical Record Information: Start Your Research Registries Today.  The Laryngoscope. 115:441-444, 2005.

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