A. Nikki Clowers

Managing Director, Health Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing Director of the Health Care team

Nikki is the Managing Director of the Health Care team. The team leads GAO's efforts in supporting Congressional oversight of the federal agencies and programs that tangibly affect the lives of all Americans through providing analyses, recommendations, and policy options to Congress and the Executive Branch. The Health Care team examines Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Service, Public Health, and Private Market issues.

Previously, Nikki was a Director in GAO’s Financial Markets and Community Investment team and was responsible for leading a portfolio of work on banking and securities issues, including oversight of the government’s investments through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. As a Director, she was also responsible for co-leading GAO’s reports on duplication, fragmentation, and overlap across the government. Nikki joined GAO in 1998.

Nikki holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for outstanding public service in 2009.


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