MHPA 2021-221

Roster of Speakers For Our 2021 Conference

Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden Oregon

Chairman, Senate Finance Committee

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Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Administrator

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


Jacey Cooper State Medicaid Director and Chief Deputy Director, Health Care Programs

California Department of Health Care Services

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Dave Richard Deputy Secretary, Medicaid

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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Jami Snyder Director

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System 

Priest, Chris

Chris Priest Regional Vice President, Business Development and Medicaid Solutions

Centene Corporation

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Kelly Munson President

Aetna Medicaid

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategy

UnitedHealthcare Community & State


Craig Kennedy President and CEO

Medicaid Health Plans of America


Gary Jessee Managing Director

Sellers Dorsey

Stephanie Stephens

Stephanie Stephens Deputy Executive Commissioner of Medicaid & CHIP Services

Texas Health & Human Services Commission

J. Kucera

Jennifer Kucera Long-Term Services and Supports Consumer

John Barger

John Barger III Medicaid President


Francoise Culley-Trotman

Francoise Culley-Trotman Chief Executive Officer


Peter Jakuc

Peter Jakuc Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

AmeriHealth Caritas 


Ellen Syvertsen Provider Network Manager II

Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. 

April Todd

April Todd Senior Vice President of CORE and Explorations


Andrea Bennett

Andrea Bennett, PhD, MSW Senior Director of Public Policy

CVS Health/Aetna


Catherine Macpherson, MS, RDN Vice President of Product Strategy and Development, and Chief Nutrition Officer

Mom's Meals


Katie Domalakes, MSW, LSW Senior Director of Clinical Affairs & Program Development

UPMC Health Plan 


Shannon Attanasio Vice-President, Government Relations and Advocacy

Medicaid Health Plans of America

Andrew Wilson Aetna

Andrew Wilson Director, Medicaid Clinical and Consumer Products Team

Aetna Medicaid

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Kathy Szafran Executive Director

Aetna Better Health of West Virginia


Serita Cox Co-Founder & CEO


Cheryl Roberts

Cheryl Roberts, J.D. Deputy of Programs & Operations

Department of Virginia Medical Assistance Services

Jordan Weisman

Dr. Jordan Weisman Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officer

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware


Shrenik Jain CEO

Marigold Health


Kieran Hurley Director of Behavioral Health Programs


Charles Wayland

Charles Wayland CEO

UnitedHealthcare Community & State of New Jersey


Cheston Newhall Senior Market Manager, Health Care and Compliance

Appriss Insights


Kerry Delaney CEO

Partners Health Plan


Maulik Trivedi, MD, FACEP Chief Strategy Officer


James Stover

James Stover Plan President

Arizona Complete Health


Joel Conger Director of System Transformation

Molina Complete Care of Arizona

Kathy Oestreich

Kathy Oestreich Former Vice President and CEO

Banner University Health Plans (Retired)

Juan Pablo Segura

Juan Pablo Segura President


Karen Dale

Karen Dale CEO, and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia

Patrick Murta

Patrick Murta Chief Interoperability Architect & Fellow


Anthony LoSasso

Anthony Lo Sasso Professor and Driehaus Fellow

DePaul University

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Carol Cianfrone Director of MLTSS Clinical Operations

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey


Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan Senior Medical Director of Quality and Pediatrics


Katie Paris

Kate Paris Vice President of Policy & Influence

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Arethusa Stevens Kirk

Dr. Arethusa Stevens Kirk, MD FAAP National Senior Medical Director

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Daniella Heller

Dr. Daniella Heller Medical Director of Behavioral Health


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Seth Gold Staff Member

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Jeanine Boyle

Jeanine Boyle, JD MHPA Policy Consultant

Rock Creek Policy Advisors

Jerry Mammano

Jerry Mammano Chief Executive Officer

Aetna Better Health Plan of Virginia

Rick Van Buren

Rick Van Buren Health Counsel

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Jennie Reynolds

Jennie Reynolds Plan President, Virginia Medicaid

Anthem Healthkeepers Plus

Tameeka Smith

Tameeka Smith CEO

UnitedHealthcare Community & State of Virginia

Stuart Portman

Stuart Portman Senior Health Policy Advisor

Senate Finance Committee

Stephanie Wilkinson

Stephanie Wilkinson Director of Policy

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

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Steve Cozzo Director of Public Policy

AmeriHealth Caritas

Liz Devran

Liz Dervan Health Counsel

Senate Finance Committee

Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris Vice President, Community HealthChoices (CHC)



Elizabeth Simmons Chief Executive Officer

National Doula Network

Tony Solem

Tony Solem Vice President, Medicaid

Gateway Health Plan


Dr. Sayeed Khan

Dr. Sayeed Khan, MD Chief Medical Officer

Molina Healthcare of California

Neil Solomon

Dr. Neil Solomon, MD Co-Founder, Chief Strategist, Chief Medical Officer

MedZed Physician Services

Darrin Johnson

Darrin Johnson Plan President

Molina Healthcare


Nicole Truhe Senior Director of Policy, Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Meera Mani

Dr. Meera Mani Partner


Patti Barnett

Patti Barnett Regional Vice President, Health Policy


Colby Tiner

Colby Tiner Health Policy Manager


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Gary R. Proctor, MD Regional Chief Medical Officer, West and Federal/Employer

Beacon Health Options/Anthem

Neil Leibowitz

Dr. Neil Leibowitz Chief Medical Officer

Beacon Health Options/Anthem

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Andrew Ramish Associate Partner

McKinsey & Co

Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin Senior Policy Director, LTSS

UnitedHealthcare Community & State


Errol Pierre Senior Vice President


Andrew Renda

Andrew Renda, M.D., MPH Vice President of Bold Goal and Population Growth


Carlos Pardo Martin updated

Dr. Carlos Pardo Martin Partner

McKinsey & Co.