About the Staff

David S. Abernethy

David S. Abernethy

Managing Director

David S. Abernethy is a health policy and government relations consultant in Washington, DC. He is Managing Director of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. From 1996 to 2013 he was Senior Vice President of EmblemHealth, the parent company of HIP Health Plan of New York, Group Health Incorporated, and ConnectiCare serving in a variety of positions. Prior to joining Emblem Health, Mr. Abernethy was staff director for the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means as well as a professional staff member of that Committee and of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Kerry McAteer

Kerry McAteer

Operations Manager

Kerry has more than 20 years of executive administrative and office management experience, most recently working for Capital Caring, a well-known hospice care provider in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As Operations Manager for the Fellowship, Kerry keeps the trains running on time. She handles billing, scheduling and administration for the Fellowship, current Fellows, and the logistics surrounding the Annual Scholar Symposium and Winston Health Ball. In addition Kerry supports the Winston Board of Directors, Former Fellows and Winston Scholars.  Prior to joining Capital Caring, Kerry worked for a number of healthcare firms, consulting and lobbying groups,  and non-profit organizations including United Health Group, ML Strategies and Burson Marsteller.