Kathy Lamp began her career working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Over the course of her career, she helped shape health policy in Minnesota at the county level: she implemented PMAP in Anoka County, led policy for the Metropolitan Health Plan in Hennepin County, and participated in the Council from its origins. In the future, she says, “health insurers will be a voice for change, be more the leaders of change. If you start from the fact that people need care, everything else follows.”