Matthew McKearn is BPC’s senior associate director of health policy. Prior to joining BPC, he served as the director of the office of legislative affairs and budget for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services. McKearn was responsible for directing all budgetary, legislative, and regulatory actions for ACF, an agency administering 65+ human service programs serving the most vulnerable populations in America: low-income families, children in the child welfare system, runaway and homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, and refugees.
Prior to ACF, McKearn worked at the Office of Management and Budget where he was a senior analyst. His issue areas included long-term care hospitals and post-acute care, hospice, Medigap, rural Medicare payments, delivery system reform, and the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
McKearn started his career with Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service where he led a research and analysis group responsible for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children and the school nutrition programs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.