NASHP Academy Members

Executive Committee

MaryAnne Lindeblad, BSN, MPH (Chair)
Medicaid Director
Washington State Health Care Authority
PO Box 42682, HCA
Olympia, WA 98504

Jessica Altman
Commissioner
Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1311 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Jane Beyer
Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Commissioner
Washington Department of Insurance
PO Box 45010
Olympia, WA 98504-5010

Richard Figueroa
Deputy Cabinet Secretary
California Governor’s Office
1315 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Patti Killingsworth
Assistant Commissioner; Chief of Long-Term Services and Supports
TennCare
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243-1700

Greg Moody
Executive in Residence
Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs
1810 College Road N
Columbus, OH 43215

Ana Novais
Assistant Secretary 
Rhode Island Executive Office of Department of Health and Human Services
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Cheryl Roberts, JD
Deputy Director for Programs
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
600 East Broad St. Suite 1300
Richmond, VA  23219

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

Dena Stoner
Director, Innovation Strategy
IDD/Behavioral Health Services
Texas Health and Human Services
8317 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754

State Rep. Norman Thurston
Utah House of Representatives
965 East Center St.
Provo, UT 84606

Ex Officio

Trish Riley
Executive Director
National Academy for State Health Policy
1233 20th St. NW, Suite 303
Washington, DC 20036-2304

Steering Committees

Health Care Access and Financing Steering 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.


K. 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)
Commissioner, Pennsylvania Insurance Department
1311 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Cathy Caldwell
Assistant Commissioner
Alabama Dept Rehabilitation Services
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104


Nathan Checketts
Director, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 143101
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3101


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


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


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


State Sen. Jeff Hayden
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate
2209 Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Ave. West
Saint Paul, MN 55155


Cory King
Director of Policy
Office of the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner
1511 Pontiac Ave. Bldg. 69-1
Cranston, RI  02920


Lisa Kirsch, MPAff
Senior Policy Director, Dean’s Office
Dell Medical School, University of Texas – Austin
1601 Trinity St. Stop 20200
Austin, TX 78712-1850


Jay Ludlam
Assistant Secretary for Medicaid Transformation
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699


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


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


Andrew Stolfi
Administrator/Insurance Commissioner
Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation
P.O. Box 14480
Salem, Oregon 97309-0405


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


NASHP Staff Liaison:
Maureen Hensley-Quinn
Project Director



Health System Performance and Public Health Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to how health care services are delivered and how community health is promoted. Areas of expertise include public health, preventive health, health disparities, care and disease management, health care workforce, quality, and medical errors.


Cheryl Roberts, JD (Chair)
Deputy Director for Programs
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
600 East Broad St. Suite 1300
Richmond, VA  23219

Ana Novais (Vice Chair)
Assistant Secretary
Rhode Island Executive Office of the Department of Health and Human Services
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Johnnie (Chip) Allen
Director of Health Equity
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215


Michelle Alletto
Chief Program and Services Officer
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
P.O. Box 13247
Austin, TX 78711


Chris DeMars, MPH
Director, Transformation Center
Oregon Health Authority
421 SW Oak St. Suite 775
Portland, OR 97204


Oliver Droppers, MPH, PhD
Deputy Director of Legislative Policy Research
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE Rm. 453
Salem, OR 97301


Gail Hirsch, MEd
Director, Office of Community Health Workers
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington St. 4th Floor
Boston, MA  02108


State Sen. Scott Jensen
State of Minnesota
95 University Ave. W.
Minnesota Senate Bldg. Room 3229
St. Paul, MN  55155


Mary McIntyre, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe St. RSA Tower
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mich’l Prentice Needham
Chief Policy Officer
Washington State Health Care Authority
1013 Surrey Court SE
Olympia, WA 98501


Norman Oliver, MD, MA
Virginia State Health Commissioner
109 Governor St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219


Bob Russell
Chief, Iowa Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319


Linette Scott, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Information Officer
California Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Ave. MS 18
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95814


Jami Snyder
Arizona Medicaid Director
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
801 Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034


Colleen Sonosky, JD
Associate Director
Division of Children’s Health Services
Health Care Delivery Management Administration
DC Department of Health Care Finance
441 4th St. NW, Suite 9003
Washington, DC 20001


State Sen. Jeff Steinborn
New Mexico Senate
State Capitol, Room 115
Santa Fe, NM 87501


NASHP Staff Liaison:
Carrie Hanlon
Project Director

Long-Term and Chronic Care Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to promoting the health and well-being of people with chronic illnesses and providing an array of long-term care and support options for people of all ages who have disabilities. Special attention is given to innovative reform activities in the areas of financing, community care initiatives, consumer direction, quality, housing with services and nursing home care.


Dena Stoner (Chair)
Director, Innovation Strategy
IDD/Behavioral Health Services
Texas Health and Human Services
8317 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78754

Patti Killingsworth (Vice Chair)
Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Services and Supports
TennCare
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243-1700

Lori Abramson
Director, Georgia Families 360
Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Gregory (Greg) Allen
Director, Division of Financial Planning and Policy
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower Building, Room 2162
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237


Kim Boswell
Chief of Staff
Alabama Department of Mental Health
100 North Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36104


Donna Bradbury
Associate Commissioner
Division of Integrated Community Services for Children and Families
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12229

Icilda Dickerson, MSA
Chief, Bureau Long-Term Services and Supports
Ohio Department of Medicaid
50 West Town St. #400
Columbus, OH 43215

State Rep. Drew Gattine
House Chair, Appropriations Committee
Maine State House of Representatives
100 State House Station, Room 209
Augusta, ME 04333-0100

Dawn Lambert
Project Director
Connecticut Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney St.
Hartford, CT  06106


Jason McGill
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Office of Governor
416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW
Olympia, WA 98504

Gail Propsom, MA
Chief, Quality Management and Special Initiatives Section
Wisconsin Department of Human Services
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53707

Moira Tashjian, MPA
Associate Commissioner
New York State Department of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229


NASHP Staff Liaison:
Kitty Purington
Program Director

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