About Capitol Street

Our firm was was founded in 2009 by Ipsita Smolinski, who has over seventeen years of diversified healthcare experience, principally in U.S. healthcare policy research and consulting.

Ipsita Smolinski, Managing Director

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Prior to launching Capitol Street, Ms. Smolinski was the Senior Equity Research Analyst for Healthcare Policy at J.P.Morgan. Before joining J.P.Morgan, Ms. Smolinski advised clients on health policy and trends at Citigroup and Bear Stearns.  Earlier in her career, she spent several years as a healthcare management consultant at the Lewin Group, a Washington-based firm specializing in managed care and healthcare payment policy, and worked at both Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Ms. Smolinski has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg TV, and has been quoted in leading publications such as The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, and Reuters. She also publishes an online column on healthcare policy topics at The Morning Consult.

Ms. Smolinski holds an MBA and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and received her BA from Johns Hopkins University.

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Brenda Olbeter

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Brenda Olbeter draws on over 12 years of federal and state health care policy experience to advise clients. Ms. Olbeter provides analysis of legislative, regulatory, judicial and political developments for heath care stakeholders. Specific policy areas of expertise include Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, pharmaceutical pricing, and medical innovation.

Prior to joining Capitol Street, Ms. Olbeter was a Healthcare Policy Analyst for the Charles Schwab Washington Research Group. Ms. Olbeter advised institutional investors about how federal and state legislation and regulation would impact healthcare companies. Previously she spent 5 years on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide, working on health policy for Congressman Ernie Fletcher and on tax policy at the Joint Economic Committee.

Ms. Olbeter holds a BA in Political Science from Cornell College.