Submitted by Rakeem Mosey, C'05
Venn Strategies, Staff Headshots,, May 4, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Rodney Choice/Choice Photography/

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.

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