DeChane Dorsey is executive director of AdvaMed Accel, the division within AdvaMed dedicated to the needs of smaller medical technology manufacturers. The vision of AdvaMed Accel is to be the leader in advancing medical technology by bolstering the industry’s emerging and early-growth enterprises – the drivers of disruptive innovation, job creation, and economic expansion. The division is committed to ensuring the voice of small pioneering and entrepreneurial companies is always heard by policymakers. 

DeChane is also team lead on AdvaMed’s heath equity workstream, spearheading the creation and execution of AdvaMed’s Principles on Health Equity. Previously, as AdvaMed’s Vice President of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy, DeChane provided analysis and guidance to association members on Medicare payment, coding, and coverage issues; and developed the association’s policy positions for improved payment and coding infrastructure. 

Before joining AdvaMed, DeChane served as Director of Health Policy for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and as Senior Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeChane started her career as a Westwood Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. 

DeChane received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. 

“As we and others continue in our work to promote health equity, let us be mindful that we are all in this together.”

––DeChane Dorsey, Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel