Rafael López

Rafael López is a managing director for Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice in North America, where he leverages technology and innovation to shape strategies for health and human service agencies.

López has extensive experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. During the Obama administration, he served as the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a role to which he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate. Previously, he served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and with the Domestic Policy Council.

López has served as a city and county official, a nonprofit executive, and in the philanthropic sector at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz and earned a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was named a Lucius N. Littauer Fellow.