Advisors and Technical Faculty

The Maximizing Enrollment program benefited from the knowledge and thoughtfulness of a number of notable national experts. The program’s core advisors provided initial and ongoing guidance that helped to shape the focus of the program.  The national advisory committee (NAC) advised RWJF and NASHP, the national program office, on the program design and participated in the state selection process. These groups not only provided initial guidance to launch the program, but also offered ongoing advice to help the program shift as the national health policy landscape changed with the enactment of the ACA. Members of the technical assistance faculty helped NASHP provide individualized assistance to the states participating in the program. All of these individuals were chosen to participate in the Maximizing Enrollment because of the expertise in their fields, but also for their commitment to the goals of the program. The following list includes members of each group:

National Advisory Committee (NAC) Members

Chair
Dr. Claude Earl Fox, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus
University of Miami
(Formerly: Executive Director, Florida Public Health Institute, Med Plus)

Rachel Block
Consultant
(Formerly: Executive Director, NY eHealth Collaborative)

Dr. Lisa Dubay, ScM, PhD
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute
(Formerly: Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Mary Grealy, JD
President
Healthcare Leadership Council

Thomas Johnson, JD
(Formerly: Executive Director, Medicaid Health Plans of America)

Jane Pearson, RN
(Formerly: Associate Director of Programs, St. Luke’s Health Initiative)

Nicole Ravenell-Edwards, MPA
President and CEO
Southern Institute on Children & Families

Gayle Sandlin, MSW
Consultant

Dr. Robert Valdez, PhD
Executive Director
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico

Judy Waxman, JD
Vice President, Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women’s Law Center

 

Core Advisors

Joan Alker
Executive Director
Georgetown Center for Children and Families

Donna Cohen Ross
Director of Enrollment Initiatives & Stakeholder Engagement
Intergovernmental and External Affairs Group
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(Formerly: Outreach Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Stan Dorn
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute

Jocelyn Guyer
Director, Manatt Health Solutions
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
(Formerly: Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Children and Families)

Genevieve Kenny
Co-Director, Health Policy Center
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute

Bruce Lesley
President
FirstFocus

Cindy Mann
Deputy Administrator and Director
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(Formerly: Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Children and Families)

Jennifer Ryan
Director
Intergovernmental and External Affairs Group
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Christopher Trenholm
Senior Fellow
Mathematica Policy Research

Victoria Wachino
Senior Fellow, Health Care Research
NORC
(Formerly: Director of the Children and Adults Health Programs Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

 

Technical Assistance Faculty

John Bogasky
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Advancier LLC

Tricia Brooks
Senior Fellow
Georgetown Center for Children and Families

Stan Dorn
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute

Vicki Grant
Partner
Grant & Ravenell Process Management Group

Ian Hill
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute

James Jones
Principal
Sellers Dorsey

Genevieve Kenny
Co-Director, Health Policy Center
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute

Patricia MacTaggart
Professor
George Washington Unversity

Beth Morrow
Director, Health IT Initiatives
The Children’s Partnership

Mike Perry
Partner
PerryUndem Research/Communication

Nicole Ravenell-Edwards
President and CEO
Southern Institute on Children and Families