Board of Directors

Nicole Truhe, MPA

Nicole Truhe, MPA
Chair, IMI National Advisory Board
Senior Director of Policy, Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

""As the conversation largely shifts to one of how to strengthen and enhance Medicaid’s long-term viability as the safety net public medical assistance program it was originally envisioned to be, health plans have the opportunity to serve as a key partner in developing innovative and forward looking initiatives that effectively address the needs of the individuals and families it serves.""

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Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson
Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategy
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

"Medicaid is the foundation of this country’s health care. It serves people from the beginning of life to the end of life by addressing health and well-being with compassion and a focus on improving quality of life. Medicaid is unlike any other delivery system or payer and serves as a road map to improving the nation’s health system."

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Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP

Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP
Chair, IMI Board of Directors
Retired Family Physician
Retired Senior Medical Director, Aetna Medicaid

"As long as we have a multi-payer, profit-based system to pay for healthcare in this country we will have people who cannot afford insurance or who fall in the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and eligibility for subsidy on the Exchanges. Medicaid will remain our safety net for people in poverty and near-poverty for the foreseeable future."

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Karen Dale, MSN, RN

Karen Dale, MSN, RN
Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Market President
AmeriHealth Caritas DC

"Medicaid will remain a strong program with an emphasis on value-based payment, strategic collaboration with community stakeholders to address social risk factors and, the democratization of data such that predictive analytics and sophisticated modeling is available to providers to improve treatment planning and population health."

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Wendy Morriarty, MPH, RN

Wendy Morriarty, MPH, RN
Treasurer, IMI Board of Directors
Vice President, Chief Medicaid Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

"The size and scope of Medicaid is often overlooked in the broader discussions of healthcare transformation in America. In the next decade, Medicaid is predicted to be a trillion-dollar program with over 80 million lives covered. One in five residents across the country is covered by Medicaid, providing coverage for 50% of births and over 60% of the costs for Long Term Care facilities. It is the single largest funding source for behavioral health services. Without a focus on Medicaid innovation, a vast portion of our healthcare system would be overlooked putting our most vulnerable citizens at risk."

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National Advisory Board

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s National Advisory Board is composed of a multi-disciplinary group of national leaders and experts representing the federal government, academic and non-academic research institutions, patient advocacy organizations, clinician groups, and Medicaid patients/families with extensive expertise in one or many areas of health services research, implementation science, Medicaid populations, health disparities, community engagement, and patient advocacy.

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founding Executive Director
Institute for Medicaid Innovation

"To improve Medicaid through innovative models, we must first know what is working and not working well in the program. This process begins by engaging Medicaid enrollees and their families as key partners by listening, learning, and understanding their experiences and perspectives."

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Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP

Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP
Chair, IMI Board of Directors
Retired Family Physician
Retired Senior Medical Director, Aetna Medicaid

"As long as we have a multi-payer, profit-based system to pay for healthcare in this country we will have people who cannot afford insurance or who fall in the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and eligibility for subsidy on the Exchanges. Medicaid will remain our safety net for people in poverty and near-poverty for the foreseeable future."

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Karen Dale, MSN, RN

Karen Dale, MSN, RN
Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Market President
AmeriHealth Caritas DC

"Medicaid will remain a strong program with an emphasis on value-based payment, strategic collaboration with community stakeholders to address social risk factors and, the democratization of data such that predictive analytics and sophisticated modeling is available to providers to improve treatment planning and population health."

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Anne Ekedahl (De Biasi), MHA

Anne Ekedahl (De Biasi), MHA
Retired Director of Policy Development
Trust for America’s Health

"Medicaid is a leader in providing high quality, value-based care to low-income citizens and thus IMI can be a leading force in driving delivery and payment system innovation."

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Karen George, MD, MPH, FACOG

Karen George, MD, MPH, FACOG
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University
Senior Women's Health Fellow, Institute for Medicaid Innovation

"Medicaid is a vital support system for women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. Innovation in payment and delivery is critical for attaining the provision of high-value care focused on reducing maternal morbidity, mortality and disparities across the U.S."

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Don Goldmann, MD

Don Goldmann, MD
Vice Chair, National Advisory Board, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

"Policy and payment alone cannot guarantee effective delivery of care without innovation in implementation and scale-up of effective prevention and care practices."

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Gail Graham

Gail Graham
Director, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church HIV/AIDS Ministry-Outreach Services
Certified HIV/AIDS tester and counselor, Jacques Initiative
Global Representative, Johns Hopkins University
AIDS Clinical Trials Community Advisory Board
Board Member, Johns Hopkins University's HIV Prevention Trials Network
Patient Consultant, The University of Maryland PATIENTS Program

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Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP
Consultant, Former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

"Children are the single largest population group who rely on Medicaid making Medicaid a vital component of ensuring that all children get the health care they need. Children with special health care needs and children from low-income families are especially vulnerable and Medicaid ensures that services tailored to the specific needs of children are available to them. Medicaid participation means that children are more likely to get check-ups, miss less school, graduate and enter the workforce than children who are uninsured. "

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Pooja Mittal, DO

Pooja Mittal, DO
Medical Director, HealthNet
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford School of Medicine
Perinatal HIV Expert Consultant, Clinicians Consultation Center, UCSF (University of California, San Francisco)

"Medicaid has long been the safety net for vulnerable populations in our country. As we continue to push for expansion of Medicaid coverage, we must focus on health equity as a goal so that we can create measurable improved health outcomes and a healthier nation for everyone."

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Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc

Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc
Senior Vice President, Policy and Research
The Commonwealth Fund

"Medicaid programs must innovate because they tackle the most challenging health problems."

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Nicole Truhe, MPA

Nicole Truhe, MPA
Chair, IMI National Advisory Board
Senior Director of Policy, Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

"As the conversation largely shifts to one of how to strengthen and enhance Medicaid’s long-term viability as the safety net public medical assistance program it was originally envisioned to be, health plans have the opportunity to serve as a key partner in developing innovative and forward looking initiatives that effectively address the needs of the individuals and families it serves."

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Robert Wergin, MD

Robert Wergin, MD
Past-President, American Academy of Family Physicians
Chair, American Academy of Family Physicians

"For Medicaid to remain viable as a program it must innovate to what works, ultimately to share best practices that can change not only Medicaid health care delivery but in a larger sense change and improve health care for our nation. IMI will play an important role in that evolution."

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