Cheryl J. Roberts is Deputy Director of Programs for the Department of Medical Assistance Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia which provides Medicaid and SCHIP services for over 1,000,000 clients in the Commonwealth expending $9 billion a year. In her current position, she is responsible for the program development and executive oversight of the Medicaid managed care delivery system which covers 700,000 members, dental and pharmacy services, quality management, and program integrity operations for the agency. Previous responsibilities included oversight of service and provider operations, long term care services and behavioral health. Prior to working with the Department, Ms. Roberts served as the Chief Operations Officer of a Virginia based Medicaid health plan and was the Assistant Vice President of Operations for a large health insurance company in New York City. Ms. Roberts received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers’s State University of New Jersey Law School. She serves as an executive committee vice chair for NASHP and also works on various national health care projects, collaborative and committees.