From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Montgomery served as senior policy advisor for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, where she was responsible for developing hearings and legislation to improve nursing homes and home and community-based services in Medicaid, dually eligible beneficiaries, health care workforce issues, elder abuse, dementia care, and community and social support services for older adults. She has also served as a senior health policy associate with the Alliance for Health Reform in Washington, DC; a senior analyst in public health at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and a legislative aide for the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee.
Based in London as an Atlantic fellow in public policy in 2001–2002, Ms. Montgomery undertook comparative policy analysis of the role of family caregivers in the development of long-term care in the United Kingdom and the United States. During the 1990s, she worked as a health and science journalist covering the National Institutes of Health and Congress.
A member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and Academy Health, Ms. Montgomery has an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia and has taken gerontology coursework at The Johns Hopkins University.