Margaret is a health care strategist and the founder of mLane and Company, which provides strategic planning, policy development, and marketing services to health care organizations. Prior to starting her company, Margaret held leadership positions for 12 years at The Regence Group, a four-state BlueCross BlueShield health plan, where she served as VP for Product Development and Management and introduced award-winning consumer products. She also served as VP for Strategic Planning and Public Policy at Regence, and served as the President of the Association of Washington Health Care Plans. Prior to Regence, Margaret practiced law for health care and corporate clients at a major Wall Street law firm and a Seattle health care law firm boutique.
Margaret has cultivated a career-long interest in bioethics, and received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1990-91 to study bioethics in Melbourne, Australia. While there she studied under bioethicists Peter Singer and Helga Kuhse. She has an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, a J.D. from Northwestern University, and completed the University of Washington Medical School Summer Seminar in Health Care and Ethics. Margaret has published articles on health care issues from bioethics to health insurance, public policy, and alternative care. She has also presented or facilitated at a number of conferences.