Founding Member

Tom Koutsoumpas


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B.A. American Studies

Activities & Affiliations

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Caring, the community-based hospice and palliative care provider that serves the Washington, D.C. metro area.

  • Board Member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy group in the country.

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), a growing non-profit organization that provides technical and information support for medical-legal partnership programs in hundreds of hospitals and health centers across America.

  • Previous appointments have included the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Board of Trustees of the National Hospice Foundation, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for End-of-Life Care.

  • Former member of the Business-Government Relations Council in Washington, D.C.

  • Former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University.

Founding member

Tom Koutsoumpas has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts and advocates in health care policy. He is a well-known leader in issues related to Medicare, elder care, advanced illness and hospice care. With a career that spans from the U.S. Senate and the Indiana Governor’s Office to leading the development of the nation’s largest health care companies' Washington presence, Tom has worked to ensure that private and public health care programs and organizations are prepared to meet the ongoing opportunities and challenges related to health system transformation, with a primary focus on high quality patient care delivery.

Along with founding Healthsperien, Tom Koutsoumpas currently serves as interim President and CEO of Capital Caring, a northern Virginia-based non-profit provider of hospice and palliative care. Tom co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation.  Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness in the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which convenes experts in the quality care for those with serious illnesses. Tom also serves as one of the leaders of the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President and Founding Executive Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, a part of the Mintz Levin law firm. Before joining Mintz Levin, Tom served as Corporate Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Tom joined United as Senior Vice President at Ovations, United’s then-Medicare division. At Ovations, Tom developed and oversaw federal and state government relations during implementation of Part D and the expansion of the Medicare Advantage program.

Prior to his work with UnitedHealth Group, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs at VITAS Healthcare Corporation. Tom’s work experience prior to VITAS included serving as Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant/Federal Affairs to former Indiana Governor (and later Senator) Evan Bayh. Tom also worked as a health policy advisor with the Health Practice Group of the Hogan Lovells law firm (formerly Hogan and Hartson law firm), where he was instrumental in creating and developing the Medicare Hospice Benefit. He began his career working in the United States Senate and served as an associate in public affairs for Burson Marsteller.

Tom co-authored A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America and the foreword to the publication, Having Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation. 

A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.