Guidehouse Appoints Kim Cirka as New Public Health Segment Leader | Business Wire

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets, has appointed Kim Cirka as its new head of Public Health.

Cirka will lead strategic innovation and growth initiatives for Guidehouse’s Public Health Sector, including the continued transformation of mission-driven healthcare at government health agencies.

“Kim truly brings a unique perspective to every project she’s involved in,” said Alicia Harkness, partner and Guidehouse’s Health segment leader. “She is an incredible innovator with years of experience in creating data-driven, agile, and adaptive healthcare solutions that enable our clients to succeed in the midst of significant change. We are thrilled to have her guiding our team of health experts in helping public sector organizations thrive in today’s complex healthcare marketplace.”

Guidehouse’s Public Health sector is part of its Health segment, which is focused on achieving large-scale public-private transformations to solve significant health challenges. The firm’s Public Health team brings expert insights from across the broader Health segment, including its work with providers, life sciences companies, and commercial health plans from clinical redesign and margin improvement initiatives to workforce automation; as well as its Financial Services, and Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure segments.

Recently named a 2020 Women in Leadership Award Winner by FedHealthIT and G2Xchange FedCiv, Cirka is a Guidehouse partner, PMP, and certified ScrumMaster. She spent the past several years heavily focused on helping the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal clients define agile strategies for healthcare optimization. She has a passion for leading multidisciplinary teams to solve the most pressing healthcare problems across the federal government.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Cirka was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ public sector. She served in senior leadership roles, growing two service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses focused on technology and healthcare. With a past faculty position at George Mason University in advanced composition for science and technology, she brings extensive writing, communications, and strategic analysis experience to government transformation initiatives.

The Guidehouse Health segment includes a team of provider and public health administrators, clinicians, scientists, and other experts with decades of strategy, policy, revenue cycle, digital, retail health, managed care, and managed services experience. With multiple Best in KLAS awards, the Guidehouse Health team helps hospitals and health systems, government agencies, life sciences companies, and payers strategically redesign, revitalize, and transform care delivery and operations. Visit the Guidehouse Center for Health Insights for their latest health research, trends, and best practices.

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company has more than 8,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:

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