Jesse S. Poon

Jesse Poon provides targeted consultation, strategy development, and detailed policy analysis to Lewis-Burke clients within the veterans, healthcare, and international portfolios.  A skilled communicator, Jesse cultivates and maintains Capitol Hill relationships on both sides of the aisle, routinely working with relevant House and Senate committees and personal offices to enhance client strategies. 

Since joining Lewis-Burke in 2014, Jesse has spearheaded the build-out of the Lewis-Burke veterans’ portfolio and has led and enhanced client initiatives surrounding veterans employment, training, and healthcare.  He is also responsible for issues related to healthcare delivery, health IT and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).  Jesse advises clients on future and anticipated trends relating to opportunities within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), specifically in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other federal agencies that focus on and fund healthcare delivery issues.  Though the focus of Lewis-Burke remains largely domestic, due to his educational background, Jesse also helps advise clients at the nexus of international policy and healthcare.  He has worked with the Department of State (DOS), the Fogarty international Center, and the CDC on client strategies focused on global and environmental health.

Issue Expertise: Appropriations, veterans healthcare policy, veterans training and employment, health information technology (IT), Medicare, 340 B Drug Pricing Program, minority health, global health, environmental health, arts and humanities.

Additional Experience: Jesse joined Lewis-Burke after serving as a senior associate at the Advisory Board Company, the largest healthcare and higher education consulting and technology firm in the United States.  His prior experience also includes work for F/S Capitol Consulting LLC, a government relations firm with offices in his home state of Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., in which he represented a multitude of business interests and organizations from the energy, food and beverage, and entertainment industries.  Prior experience also includes extensive federal and local campaign experience. He has served in a volunteer capacity on several Rhode Island campaigns.

Vital Statistics: Jesse was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, and ventured almost an hour away to earn his degree in International Relations from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts.  Jesse maintains close ties to his alma mater and serves as President of the DC Chapter of the Young Friends of Tufts Advancement.  He enjoys playing, watching, and complaining about soccer, and despite his New England upbringing, is a die-hard New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.