2016 Conference

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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  • MaryAnne Lindeblad

    MaryAnne Lindeblad brings a broad health care background to the top position in the Washington State Medicaid program. Lindeblad, has been an active health care professional as well as a leader spanning most aspects of health care including acute care, long-term care, behavioral health care, and services for people with disabilities. Prior to her appointment […]

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

  • Gregory S. Allen

    Gregory S. Allen, MSW Director, Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health As Director of the Division of Program Development and Management, Greg is responsible for Medicaid services planning and policy in addition to development of new and emerging program areas. Greg is responsible for managing policy […]

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

  • Barbara Taylor

    Barb Taylor began her career with the WV Division of Natural Resources as a Biologist Assistant, spending several seasons with the National Park Service at the New River Gorge National River, and nearly 16 years with what is now the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – Division of Water Resources and Waste Management.  At the […]

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

  • Joe Flores

    Joe Flores was appointed by Governor Terence R. McAuliffe as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources.  In this role, Mr. Flores provides policy and administrative direction to state agencies within the Health and Human Resources Secretariat.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Flores was an analyst for the Senate Finance Committee since 2002, where he […]

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

  • Mary S. Applegate

    Dr. Mary S. Applegate, MD, FAAP, FACP An honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Mary Applegate is double-boarded in Pediatrics and Internal medicine. After over twenty years of experience in rural private practice Dr. Applegate serves as the Medical Director of Ohio Medicaid. She is responsible for infusing high quality […]

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

  • Nathan Johnson

    Nathan Johnson serves as Chief Policy Officer at the Washington State Health Care Authority and leads the Division of Policy, Planning and Performance.  In this role, he oversees policy development and deployment, performance management, legislative and tribal affairs and a variety of strategic initiatives. Nathan also serves as coordinator of the state’s Healthier Washington effort, […]

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

  • Jerome Adams

    Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, has served as Indiana state health commissioner since October 22, 2014.  He is also an assistant professor of clinical anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine and a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.  Dr. Adams led Indiana’s 2015 response to an unprecedented outbreak of HIV tied to injection drug […]

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

  • Bruce Austin

    Dr. Bruce Austin is a lifelong Oregonian, graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1985. After four years as an Army dentist, he treated patients for Permanente Dental Associates in Salem and Portland for twenty years, and was then in other groups, including a clinic in a Boys and Girls Club. Bruce […]

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

  • Gary Franklin

    Dr. Franklin has served as the Medical Director of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) from 1988 to the present, and has more than a 25-year history of developing and administering workers’ compensation health care policy and conducting outcomes research. He is a Research Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational […]

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