Submitted by Rakeem Mosey, C'05
Dr. Shanta Whitaker was recently promoted to senior vice president within the health policy group at Venn Strategies; a boutique government and public affairs firm based in Washington, DC. She is a leader of the firm’s health policy and population health work.
A microbiologist, Shanta transitioned to Venn from LMI as a health policy consultant, where she served as a subject matter expert on Medicare and Medicaid Shared Savings Programs and worked extensively with accountable care organizations.
Shanta has also been a senior health disparities analyst for the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and was a post-doctoral fellow with the North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory.
Shanta received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Union University in 2002 and went on to receive a doctorate in Microbiology from Yale University and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.