2016 Conference

Don is a native Oregonian who has managed health plan operations, delivery system network development and provider contracting and reimbursement, and Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance policy since 1998 throughout Oregon and Washington. He has been managing program operations and policy at the Oregon Health Authority since 2009, where he and his team implemented, in […]

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  • Jessica Altman was appointed Chief of Staff for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department by Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller in June of 2015.  In this position, Ms. Altman serves as the top aide to Commissioner Miller, oversees policy initiatives for the agency, and coordinates policy with other state government agencies, and external groups. Prior to joining the […]

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  • Laura Bernard, MPH is the Division of Maternal and Child Health Perinatal and Early Childhood Health Team Lead at the Vermont Department of Health. After completing her MPH in Community Health with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health at Tulane, she worked as a consultant in Washington, DC. Laura moved back to her home […]

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  • Sharon L. Carte, M.H.S. has served as executive director of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program since 2001. Ms. Carte was a deputy commissioner of the Bureau for Medical Services overseeing West Virginia’s Medicaid program from 1992 to 1998. She received her master of health science from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene […]

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  • Angela Medrano is the New Mexico Medicaid Deputy Director.  She has over twenty years of experience in Medicaid program management and policy development.  Her experience includes oversight of 1915 (b) and (c) waivers and New Mexico’s current 1115 Managed Care Demonstration Waiver.  Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in business from New Mexico State University. […]

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  • Katja Fox is the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Service’s Director of the Division for Behavioral Health.  Katja joined the NH DHHS in 2010, focusing on coordinating implementation of state and federal health reforms. Previously, Katja served as a health policy advisor to NH Governor John H. Lynch, working on policy development and […]

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  • Christopher G. Atchison is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Clinical Professor in Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health and the Director of the State Hygienic Laboratory. Prior to joining the University in 1999, Mr. Atchison served for eight years as Director of the Iowa Department […]

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  • Jaeson Fournier, is the chief executive officer of West Side Community Health Services. West Side is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Minnesota providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services through 17 locations in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Dr. Fournier is also the immediate past-Board Chair and current Board Treasurer of the […]

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  • Linette Scott, MD, MPH, is the Chief Medical Information Officer in the California Department of Health Care Services.  In this role she works across the Department and with stakeholders to ensure that reliable data and information are available, and used to drive improvements in population health and clinical outcomes through the Department’s programs and policies.  […]

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  • Dr. Marko Vujicic is Chief Economist and Vice President, Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association where he is responsible for overseeing all of the Association’s policy research activities. Prior to joining the American Dental Association, he was Senior Economist with The World Bank in Washington D.C. where he directed the global health workforce […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio