NASHP Academy Members

Executive Committee

MaryAnne Lindeblad, BSN, MPH (Chair)
Medicaid Director
Washington State Health Care Authority
PO Box 42682, HCA
Olympia, WA 98504

Jane Beyer
Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Commissioner
Washington Department of Insurance
PO Box 45010
Olympia, WA 98504-5010

Greg Moody
Executive in Residence
Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs
1810 College Road N
Columbus, OH 43215

State Rep. Norman Thurston
Utah House of Representatives
965 East Center St.
Provo, UT 84606

Richard Figueroa
Deputy Cabinet Secretary
California Governor’s Office
1315 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Marie Zimmerman
Assistant Commissioner for Health Care and Minnesota’s Medicaid Director
PO Box 64974
St. Paul, MN 55164-0974

Committee Chairs

Joseph Flores
Deputy Secretary of Finance
Virginia Office of the Governor
1111 E Broad St. 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Cheryl Roberts, JD
Deputy Director for Programs
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
600 East Broad St. Suite 1300
Richmond, VA  23219

Dena Stoner
Director, Innovation Strategy
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Mail Code 2053, PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Committee Vice Chairs

Jessica Altman
Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1311 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Ana Novais
Executive Director of Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Patti Killingsworth
Assistant Commissioner; Chief of Long-Term Services and Supports
TennCare
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243-1700

Ex Officio

Trish Riley
Executive Director
National Academy for State Health Policy
1233 20th St. NW, Suite 303
Washington, DC 20036-2304

Steering Committees

Health Care Access and Financing Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to providing health insurance coverage as well as financing, organization, and regulation for the health care system. Areas of expertise: financing, Medicaid, CHIP, coverage expansions, insurance regulation, cost containment, and purchasing strategies.


Joseph Flores (Chair)
Deputy Secretary of Finance
Virginia Office of the Governor
1111 East Broad St. 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Jessica Altman (Vice Chair)
Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1311 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Cathy Caldwell
Director, Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104


State Rep. Eileen Cody
Washington State House of Representatives
2208 Northwest Market St. Suite 310A
Seattle, WA 98107


Al Gobeille
Secretary, Agency of Human Services
State of Vermont
103 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05671


Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, JD
Chair, Committee on Health
New York State Assembly
822 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248


Louis Gutierrez
Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Connector
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 City Hall Ave.
Boston, MA 02108-2105


Emily Hancock, RPH, PharmD, MPA
Clinical Pharmacist, Policy and Program Integration
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
402 West Washington St.
Room W374, MS-07
Indianapolis, IN 46204


René Mollow, MSN, RN
Deputy Director, Health Care Benefits and Eligibility
California Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4000
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899


Rebecca Pasternik-Ikard, JD, MS, RN
CEO, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
2401 NW 23rd St. Suite 1-A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Jennifer Patterson
Health Policy Legal Counsel
New Hampshire Insurance Department
21 South Fruit St. Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301-2430


Jessica Rhoades
Health Policy Advisor – Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Building
Helena, MT 59620


David Seltz
Executive Director, Health Policy Commission
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State House
Boston, MA 02133


Daniel Tsai
Assistant Secretary for MassHealth
Medicaid Director
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108


Jeremy Vandehey
Director of Health Policy and Analytics
Oregon Health Authority
500 Summer St. NE, E-20
Salem, OR 97301-1097


David White
Health Policy Advisor
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130


Lisa Kirsch, MPAff
Senior Policy Director, Dean’s Office
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
1601 Trinity St. Stop Z0200
Austin, TX 78712-1850


Michael Conway
Colorado Insurance Commissioner
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO  80202


NASHP Staff Liaison:
Maureen Hensley-Quinn
Project Director



Health System Performance and Public Health Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to how health care services are delivered and how community health is promoted. Areas of expertise include public health, preventive health, health disparities, care and disease management, health care workforce, quality, and medical errors.


Cheryl Roberts, JD (Chair)
Deputy Director for Programs
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
600 East Broad St. Suite 1300
Richmond, VA  23219

Ana Novais (Vice Chair)
Executive Director of Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Chip Allen
Director of Health Equity
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Chris DeMars, MPH
Director, Transformation Center
Oregon Health Authority
421 SW Oak St. Suite 775
Portland, OR 97204

Gail Hirsch, MEd
Director, Office of Community Health Workers
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington St. 4th Floor
Boston, MA  02108

David Kelley, MD, MPA
Chief Medical Officer
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Office of Medical Assistance Programs
Room 515, Health and Welfare Bldg., 7th and Forster Sts.
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Christopher A. Kus, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director
Division of Family and Local Health
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Building, Room 2162
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

Mary McIntyre, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St. RSA Tower
Montgomery, AL 36104

State Sen. Ortiz y Pino
Chair, Senate Public Affairs Committee
New Mexico Legislature
Room 300A State Capitol
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Bob Russell
Chief, Iowa Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Linette Scott, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Information Officer
California Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Ave. MS 18
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95814

Colleen Sonosky, JD
Associate Director
Division of Children’s Health Services
Health Care Delivery Management Administration
DC Department of Health Care Finance
441 4th St. NW, Suite 9003
Washington, DC 20001

State Sen. Jeff Steinborn
New Mexico Senate
State Capitol, Room 115
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mich’l Prentice Needham
Chief Policy Officer
Washington State Health Care Authority
1013 Surrey Court SE
Olympia, WA 98501

State Sen. Scott Jensen
State of Minnesota
95 University Ave. W
Minnesota Senate Bldg., Room 3229
St. Paul, MN 55155

Jami Snyder
Arizona Medicaid Director
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
801 Jefferson St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

NASHP Staff Liaison:
Carrie Hanlon
Project Director

Long-Term and Chronic Care Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to promoting the health and well-being of people with chronic illnesses and providing an array of long-term care and support options for people of all ages who have disabilities. Special attention is given to innovative reform activities in the areas of financing, community care initiatives, consumer direction, quality, housing with services and nursing home care.


Dena Stoner (Chair)
Director, Innovation Strategy
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Mail Code 2053, PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Patti Killingsworth (Vice Chair)
Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Services and Supports
TennCare
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243-1700

Lori Abramson
Director, Georgia Families 360
Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Gregory (Greg) Allen
Director, Division of Financial Planning and Policy
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Building, Room 2162
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

Donna Bradbury
Associate Commissioner
Division of Integrated Community Services for Children and Families
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12229

Dorothy Danfelser
Legislative Analyst, Minority Senate
New Mexico Legislature
State Capital Building
Santa Fe, NM, 87501

Icilda Dickerson, MSA
Chief, Bureau Long-Term Services and Supports
Ohio Department of Medicaid
50 West Town St. #400
Columbus, OH 43215

State Rep. Drew Gattine
House Chair, Appropriations Committee
Maine State House of Representatives
100 State House Station, Room 209
Augusta, ME 04333-0100

Dawn Lambert
Project Director
Connecticut Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney St.
Hartford, CT  06106

Jodi Manz, MSW
Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources
Office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
1111 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Duane Mayes
Director, Senior and Disabilities Service Division
Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services
550 West Eight St.
Anchorage, AK 99501

Jason McGill
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Office of Governor
416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW
Olympia, WA 98504

Gail Propsom, MA
Chief, Quality Management and Special Initiatives Section
Wisconsin Department of Human Services
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53707

Jennifer Vermeer, MPA
Assistant Vice President of Medical Affairs
University of Iowa Health Care
100 Court St. Suite 405
Des Moines, IA 50309

David Richards
Deputy Secretary for North Carolina Medicaid
NC Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2000

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