Vivian Riefberg - Board Member
Vivian Riefberg, MBA is a director (senior partner) in McKinsey & Company’s Washington, D.C. office, where she leads the healthcare practice and has studied the economic impact of obesity. She carries experience advising and negotiating with senior leaders across all sectors and is a widely recognized thought-leader in the healthcare community.
As co-leader of the Health Care Payor-Provider Practice, she has run major transformation, turnaround, performance improvement and post-merger management programs for payors, specialty providers, and pharmaceutical companies. Since joining McKinsey more than 20 years ago, Ms. Riefberg has worked to improve performance of commercial and government health plans and U.S. government health agencies, helping pharmaceutical companies on commercial, marketing, and clinical development issues; and improving the interface between health care purchasers and suppliers of products and services.
She also helps lead an internal working group on obesity. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms. Riefberg worked for American Medical International as manager of marketing communications. She also served on the NIH Clinical Center Board of Governors, and was a member of the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research. She has also served on the board of directors of Mentors, Inc., a program for D.C. public high school students. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in history from Harvard-Radcliffe College, and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.