Helen Kent DavisConsulting Partner

headshot1 225x300 Helen Kent DavisHelen Kent Davis is the founder and principal of HKD and Associates, a health care consultancy that provides policy analysis and strategies to help clients promote more accessible, equitable, and cost-effective health care. Among the issues on which she has expertise are Texas Medicaid and the state’s health care safety net, public and private health care coverage, primary care, rural health, and women’s, perinatal, and children’s health. Prior to establishing her own firm, Helen spent more than three decades at the Texas Medical Association (TMA), where her most recent role was serving as the associate vice president of governmental affairs. At TMA, she earned a trusted reputation for her expertise, savvy understanding of Texas’ policy-making process, and ability to develop effective partnerships, working with various organizations to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.

In 2023, the Texas House of Representatives commended Helen for making a “meaningful difference in the lives of countless Texans through her compassionate leadership, collaborative spirit, and commitment to serving those in need.” Moreover, throughout her career, the Texas Pediatric Society has recognized Helen twice for her work in improving children’s health. Away from work, she loves spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs, swimming at Barton Springs, gardening, and traveling.