Palak leads overall strategy for NDWA Labs. Palak’s career spans the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she was a leader at Wellmont Health System, leading strategic responses to the ACA. She also was a member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Administration budget team and subsequently served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Director of Performance Management. Palak has worked as a management consultant at Accenture’s strategy practice, trained as a community organizer in Los Angeles, and co-founded the international public health non-profit Visions Worldwide. Palak received a dual degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.