Kate Eltzroth, MHA      

Major Areas of Expertise:

  • Management of healthcare delivery: individual and departmental
  • Medical Research & Development policy & funding

Summary of Career Accomplishments:
Kate Eltzroth became a Senior Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates in 2013. Ms. Eltzroth contributes over 25 years of experience in the Department of Defense Military Health System, from the management of healthcare delivery at the individual hospital level to the Programming and Budgeting of Army Medical Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) projects at the DoD Health Affairs activity. During her tenure, she served as the Medical Liaison Officer and Medical Technology Staff Officer integrating the missions of the Chief Scientist of the Army and Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC), ensuring effective coordination and partnering across several parallel DOD organizations engaged in relevant medical research and development.  In that capacity, she provided guidance on the annual Medical RDT&E budget and engaged in the establishment of a Strategic Partnership Office intended to provide more rapid transit of medical research to end users. 

Ms. Eltzroth's last 10 years within DOD were spent at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) where she worked in several different capacities to turn state-of-the-art research into state-of-the-art care for soldiers, sailors, airmen and other beneficiaries. Throughout her tenure at MRMC, she frequently served as the Command's "institutional knowledge" for Congressional Special Interest (CSI) programs, monitoring the legislative process and providing consultation to the Research Area Directors on all matters with Congressional impact.  She also spent 6 years as the Congressional Liaison for the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) where she played a central role in growing the DOD's largest medical technology research and development portfolio.

Additional Qualifications:
Ms. Eltzroth holds a Master of Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Service Administration from Ohio University, and a Certificate in Legislative Studies from the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

Martin, Blanck & Associates:
Martin, Blanck & Associates is a healthcare consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Martin Blanck provides critical assistance to private sector clients focused on federal healthcare delivery systems and services and public health programs. The firm has more than two dozen senior executive partners with expertise in healthcare policy, program development, executive management, strategic planning, informatics, medical countermeasures research and development addressing chemical, biological and radiological threats, public health strategies, and emerging infectious diseases.