2016 Conference

Alani Jackson is the Chief of the Medi-Cal Dental Services Division within the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). She has full management responsibility for administering the Medi-Cal Dental Services Program (Denti-Cal and Dental Managed Care), which provides dental services to nearly 14 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Prior to joining DHCS, Ms. Jackson had over eight […]

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  • Seema Verma is the President, CEO and founder of SVC, Inc., a national health policy consulting company.  For over 20 years, Ms. Verma has worked extensively on a variety of policy and strategic projects involving Medicaid, insurance, and public health, working with Governor’s offices, State Medicaid agencies, State Health Departments, State Departments of Insurance, as […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • NASHP member Dena Stoner is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She chairs the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Medicaid /Finance Division and serves on the National Research Institute’s board. She has 35+ years of design and implementation experience in long term, acute, behavioral health and […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • In January 2016, Jennifer Johnson began serving as the Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Jefferson and Madison counties where she oversees the provision of public health services and initiatives in the county health departments and local communities in the two counties.  Prior to coming to the Department of Health, she served as […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Mary G. McIntyre, M.D., M.P.H., SSBB is Chief Medical Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).   Dr. McIntyre received her B.S. in biology from Winston Salem State University in Winston Salem, NC graduating magna cum laude in 1979.  She earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN in 1983 […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Robert J. Valuck is a Professor in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy, Epidemiology, and Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Schools of Pharmacy, Public Health, and Medicine. Dr. Valuck received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado (in 1987), and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy (in 1992 and 1994) from […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Mikki Stier became Medicaid Director on May 27, 2015. Mikki brings to the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) more than 34 years of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming Medicaid Director, Mikki was the senior executive responsible for external relations at Broadlawns Medical Center.  This role included building an external network of business […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Michelle received her nursing degree in 1994 from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She worked until 2004 as a Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Registered Nurse. Michelle moved to Colorado in 2003 and soon turned her focus to the outpatient clinical setting.  She became a nationally certified Organ Recovery Coordinator for […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Since 2009, Mr. Betlach has served as Director of the AHCCCS, Arizona’s single state Medicaid agency.  Mr. Betlach reports to the Governor on the AHCCCS program, which currently provides health care coverage to 1.85 million Arizonans at an annual cost of $12 billion. Mr. Betlach is widely recognized as a national leader in Medicaid managed […]

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    September 16, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio
  • Deborah was appointed Medicaid Director for New Hampshire in August. Deborah was appointed Deputy Medicaid Director last winter and has served as Interim Medicaid Director for the past two months. During her tenure at DHHS, Deborah led implementation of the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, the Premium Assistance Program and the Building Capacity for Transformation […]

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