Biography

Kevin Cleary is a Strategic Consultant with EBG Advisors, Inc.  Kevin has over 27 years of experience providing lobbying, consulting and other regulatory advocacy in New York State on behalf of a broad range of clients.

Kevin provides effective advocacy, strategic planning and consultation on complex issues regarding the New York State Budget, health care financing, Medicaid and other public insurance programs, health insurance, pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management, local government funding, and the licensed professions. Kevin also has particular expertise in public policy and advocacy for persons with physical, psychiatric and intellectual disabilities.  

Prior to beginning his strategic consulting career, Kevin held senior legislative and regulatory positions in New York State government.

Representative Experience

Kevin has operated and managed his own consulting firm specializing in health, behavioral health, government finance and budget issues.

Prior to consulting, Kevin served as Governmental Representative at New York’s second largest lobbying concern, where he provided lobbying, consulting and other regulatory services for a variety of clients including indemnity and managed care health payers, behavioral healthcare payers and providers, home health care agencies, colleges, professions, local governments and businesses.

Kevin's government experience includes serving as a Program Analyst at the Hudson River Regional Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health where he had direct responsibility for coordinating the operations, regulation and financing of nine county mental health systems and two State psychiatric centers.  He also served as a Senior Legislative Budget Analyst for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee where he was responsible for the analysis and oversight of approximately $5 billion in State Budget appropriations for (at various times): mental health, developmental disabilities, correctional services, alcohol and chemical dependence.

Prior to that, Kevin was a senior legislative staff person for the New York State Assembly. Kevin served as the Committee Director for the New York State Assembly Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Alcoholism, directing the day to day operations of the Committee. In this capacity, Kevin also worked for the Speaker and Assembly Majority in the development and analysis of all legislation in the program areas, including legislative oversight.

Education

  • Fordham University  (B.A.)
    • Communications and Journalism