Nancy McGee, JD, MPH, DrPH, is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice. With more than 20 years’ experience working with life sciences companies, Nancy has a deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem and a strong background in overseeing the strategic direction of large organizations and shaping their leadership teams.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nancy served as the executive vice president at Avalere Health, a leading healthcare consulting firm with a diverse range of clients spanning Fortune 500 companies, medical foundations, government agencies, advocacy and patient groups, and others with a vested stake in the healthcare system. Nancy also led Avalere’s advisory staff members from the federal government, top consultancies, healthcare companies, and nonprofits.

Before joining Avalere, Nancy held various positions at Castlight Health, a B2B HealthTech company; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a leading nationwide law firm focused on healthcare; and she also served as the chief operating officer for Lash Group at AmerisourceBergen Corporation, an industry leader in patient support. She began her consulting career at The Lewin Group, a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm. Nancy has been a member of the California State Bar Association since 1995.


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, DrPH

Columbia University, MPH

Philanthropy and Service

Nancy serves on the Public Health Foundation board for the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.