IMPAQ Welcomes Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi as President

Columbia, MD


March 04, 2019

For Immediate Release

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi joins IMPAQ as President. Dr. Enekwechi will oversee all program areas of IMPAQ’s companies, including IMPAQ International, Maher & Maher, and ASCEND.

Dr. Enekwechi brings to the IMPAQ companies a deep understanding of Federal programs and policy, including delivery system reform, payment systems, and critical policy issues facing our nation and the world.

She will be responsible for strategic and tactical oversight of all research, technical assistance, and technology services across all practice areas, including health care, workforce development, social programs, education, and international development.

“Dr. Enekwechi is a data-driven and results-focused executive,” said IMPAQ CEO Avi Benus. “We are thrilled to have her lead our research and client-service teams as they deliver innovative solutions to complex public policy and program issues.”

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Enekwechi served as Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and Analytics with McDermott+Consulting. Previously, she served as the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. As the Federal government's chief health care budget official, she provided policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending on a range of Federal programs, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and all Federal health agencies.

“I share with IMPAQ an attraction to solving big, complex questions and finding solutions for individuals, policymakers, and key stakeholders in an increasingly connected policy ecosystem,” said Dr. Enekwechi. “I am excited to join such a dynamic team of forward-thinking, smart problem solvers.”

Dr. Enekwechi holds a BA from the University of Iowa, an MPP from American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa. She also has completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.


IMPAQ LLC is the holding company for IMPAQ International, a public policy research and analytics firm; Maher & Maher, a leading talent development and learning solutions provider; and ASCEND, a technology company that delivers data products and information resources to help communities of interest create and disseminate knowledge. Together, these organizations help public and private sector organizations promote, understand, and scale their programs and policies through data, research, implementation assistance, technology, and communication solutions.