PAI’s management services are provided by consultants with years of experience leading federal, state and private sector advocacy initiatives on behalf of physicians.
Kelly Kenney, JD, Chief Executive Officer, PAI and Principal, K2 Strategies LLC.
PAI’s Executive Vice President, Kelly Kenney, has over twenty years experience representing physician organizations as a health care government affairs attorney and advocacy consultant. Prior to assuming her role with PAI in January of 2015, Kelly represented several clients with a wide variety of interests in the health care sector as Principal of K2 Strategies LLC.
From 1993-2012, Kelly served in various capacities at the American Medical Association. Her AMA career included several years as Director of the AMA’s State Advocacy Resource Center, where, along with a team of health care attorneys, she developed and implemented numerous state legislative and regulatory campaigns on behalf of the AMA and its component medical associations. Kelly also served as Advocacy Campaign Director for the AMA’s Private Sector Advocacy unit, focusing on administrative simplification, fair contracting and payment and transparency initiatives. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Mary Jo Malone, PAI Consultant and President, MJMalone Service Corporation
Mary Jo Malone’s career includes professional experience in federal and state government and medical association work. She served from 2006-2014 as the Executive Vice President and CEO of PAI and continues to represent the organization as a management consultant. Ms. Malone joined PAI after nineteen years representing physicians through various positions with the AMA, including Director of Federal Affairs in the AMA’s Washington, DC office. She retired from the AMA after serving seven years as the Vice President of Private Sector Advocacy. In this position, she led the AMA’s advocacy efforts to restore fairness for physicians on multiple fronts with private health insurers. She has worked closely with state and county medical associations throughout her career. Ms. Malone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.