August 9, 2022

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Manatt adds Christina Jenkins and Claudia Page to health practice

Manatt, a law and consulting firm, has welcomed Christina Jenkins, MD, as a national advisor and Claudia Page as a senior advisor in the firm’s health practice.

Based in New York, Jenkins brings extensive experience in health system redesign and growth strategy, healthcare technology assessment, care model redevelopment, clinical value improvement, and venture capital in the healthcare sector.

Jenkins recently served as vice-chair of the NYC Covid-19 Rapid Response Coalition, a cross-sector coalition of organizations focusing on supporting vulnerable New Yorkers through outreach and social services. She also previously served as founding president and CEO of OneCity Health, a subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public hospital system.

Jenkins is also active in healthcare investment and VC. She is currently a venture partner at Phoenix Venture Partners and a lead investor at Portfolia. Jenkins was also previously an EVP at Lucania Partners.

Earlier in her career, she was a clinical instructor and resident physician in the department of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Jenkins holds an MD from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial management from Purdue University.Based in San Francisco, Page has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and social services, with expertise in research, policy analysis, and strategy for healthcare and social safety net access.

She joins Manatt from non-profit California Children’s Trust, where she was director of safety net and innovation and focused on children’s mental health in the context of Medicaid and the social safety net.

Before that, Page was chief strategy and innovation officer at Alluma, a non-profit focusing on healthcare and social support access, and an independent management consultant specializing in the social safety net and public benefits financing.

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“The addition of Christina and Claudia adds to our already top-flight talent roster with two well-recognized leaders in health policy, innovation, and technology,” said Bill Bernstein, leader of Manatt Health. “Both have been pioneers in their careers and will add significantly to our ability to support our clients.”

Manatt’s health practice combines the talent of legal experts, business consultants, and medical professionals to help clients solve challenges across digital health, Covid-19 response, regulation, transactions, and privacy and data security.

The Los Angeles-headquartered firm last year welcomed Darrell Kirch, MD, as a national advisor.