Health Care Access & Financing Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to providing health insurance coverage as well as financing, organization, and regulation for the health care system. Areas of expertise: financing, Medicaid, CHIP, coverage expansions, insurance regulation, cost containment, and purchasing strategies.

Joseph Flores (Chair)
Deputy Secretary of Finance
Virginia Office of the Governor
1111 East Broad St. 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Jessica Altman (Vice Chair)
Chief of Staff, Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1311 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Cathy Caldwell
Director, Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

State Rep. Eileen Cody
Washington State House of Representatives
2208 Northwest Market St. Suite 310A
Seattle, WA 98107

Al Gobeille
Secretary, Agency of Human Services
State of Vermont
103 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05671

Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, JD
Chair, Committee on Health
New York State Assembly
822 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248

Louis Gutierrez
Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Connector
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
100 City Hall Ave.
Boston, MA 02108-2105

Emily Hancock, RPH, PharmD, MPA
Clinical Pharmacist, Policy and Program Integration
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
402 West Washington St.
Room W374, MS-07
Indianapolis, IN 46204

René Mollow, MSN, RN
Deputy Director, Health Care Benefits and Eligibility
California Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4000
PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899

Rebecca Pasternik-Ikard, JD, MS, RN
CEO, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
2401 NW 23rd St. Suite 1-A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Jennifer Patterson
Health Policy Legal Counsel
New Hampshire Insurance Department
21 South Fruit St. Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301-2430

Jessica Rhoades
Health Policy Advisor – Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Building
Helena, MT 59620

David Seltz
Executive Director, Health Policy Commission
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State House
Boston, MA 02133

Daniel Tsai
Assistant Secretary for MassHealth
Medicaid Director
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Jeremy Vandehey
Director of Health Policy and Analytics
Oregon Health Authority
500 Summer St. NE, E-20
Salem, OR 97301-1097

David White
Health Policy Advisor
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
600 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130

Lisa Kirsch, MPAff
Senior Policy Director, Dean’s Office
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
1601 Trinity St. Stop Z0200
Austin, TX 78712-1850

Michael Conway
Colorado Insurance Commissioner
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO  80202

NASHP Staff Liaison:
Maureen Hensley-Quinn
Project Director