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Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Calder Lynch, Acting Deputy Administrator and Director

Karen Shields, Deputy Director

Vacant, Deputy Director

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program Strategy and Support Staff

Karen Llanos, Director
Vacant, Deputy Director

Regional Management Office

John Hammarlund, Director
Darryl Means, Deputy Director

Children and Adults Health Programs Group

Ann Marie Costello, Director
Vacant, Deputy Director
Sarah deLone, Deputy Director
Division of State Coverage Programs - Amy Lutzky, Director; Margaret Barry, Deputy Director
Division of Quality and Health Outcomes - Karen Matsuoka, Director; Elizabeth Clark, Deputy Director
Division of Medicaid Eligibility Policy - Stephanie Kaminsky, Director; Sarah L. Spector, Deputy Director
Division of Tribal Affairs - Kitty Marx, Director
Division of Enrollment Policy and Operations - Jessica Stephens, Director

Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group

Alissa DeBoy, Acting Director
Melissa Harris, Acting Deputy Director
Carrie Smith, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Benefits and Coverage - Kirsten Jensen, Director; Kirsten Berenio, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Long Term Services and Supports - Ralph Lollar, Director; George Failla, Deputy Director
Division of Community Systems Transformation - Jennifer Bowdoin, Director; Jean Close, Deputy Director
Division of Pharmacy - John Coster, Director; Mike Forman, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Managed Care Plans - Debbie Anderson, Acting Director; Alex Gibson, Acting Deputy Director
Division of Health Homes, PACE and COB/TPL - Carrie Smith, Director; Mary Pat Farkas, Acting Deputy Director

Data and Systems Group

Julie Boughn, Director
Loretta Schickner, Acting Deputy Director
Division of State Systems - Edward Dolly, Director; Nicholas Aretakis, Deputy Director
Division of Information Systems - Loretta Schickner, Director; Deanna Greene, Deputy Director
Division of Business Essential Systems - Dona Coffman, Director; Vacant, Deputy Director
Division of Business and Data Analysis - Barbara Richards, Director
Division of HITECH and MMIS - Dung Hoang, Director; CAPT Samuel Schaffzin, Deputy Director

Financial Management Group

Kristin Fan, Director
Janet Freeze, Deputy Director
Division of Financial Operations - Rory Howe, Director; Robert Lane, Deputy Director
Division of Reimbursement and State Financing - Jeremy Silanskis, Director; Christopher Thompson, Deputy Director

Operations Services Group

Angela Corbin, Director
Division of Budget and Acquisitions - Angela Corbin, Acting Director
Division of Operations and Executive Support - Kenneth Taylor, Director
Division of Human Capital - Monique St. Louis, Director
Division of Communications and Outreach - Candice Hall, Director

State Demonstrations Group

Judith Cash, Director
Judith Cash, Acting Deputy Director
Teresa DeCaro, Deputy Director
Division of State Demonstrations and Waivers - Teresa DeCaro, Acting Director; Vacant, Deputy Director
Division of Medicaid Expansion Demonstrations - Andrea Casart, Director; Jennifer Kostesich, Acting Deputy Director
Division of System Reform Demonstrations - Angela Garner, Director; Mehreen Rashid, Deputy Director
Division of Demonstration Monitoring and Evaluation - Teresa DeCaro, Acting Director; Vacant, Deputy Director

Regional Operations Group

Jackie Glaze, Acting Director
Hye Sun Lee, Deputy Director
Jackie Glaze, Deputy Director
Division of Medicaid Field Operations-North - James Scott, Director; Ruth Hughes, Deputy Director
Chicago Financial Management Branch 1 - Todd McMillion, Branch Manager
Chicago Financial Management Branch 2 - Celestine Curry, Branch Manager
Chicago Program Management Branch 1 - Tannisse Joyce, Branch Manager
Chicago Program Management Branch 2 - Tannisse Joyce, Acting Branch Manager
Kansas City Financial Management Branch - Leticia Barraza, Branch Manager
Kansas City Program Management Branch - Meagan Buck Bhakta, Branch Manager
Division of Medicaid Field Operations-South - Bill Brooks, Director; Shantrina Robers, Deputy Director
Atlanta Financial and Program Management Branch 1 - Davida Kimble, Acting Branch Manager
Atlanta Financial and Program Management Branch 2 - Davida Kimble, Acting Branch Manager
Atlanta Program Services Branch - Melanie Johnson, Branch Manager
Dallas Financial and Program Management Branch - Dorothy Ferguson, Branch Manager
Dallas Medicaid and CHIP Policy Branch - Billy Bob Farrell, Branch Manager
Division of Medicaid Field Operations-East - Francis McCullough, Director; Nicole McKnight, Acting Deputy Director; Sabrina Tillman-Boyd, Acting Deputy Director
Boston Financial Management Branch - Robert Parris, Branch Manager
Boston Program Management Branch - Kathryn Holt, Branch Manager
New York Financial Management Branch - Ricardo Holligan, Branch Manager
New York Program Management Branch - Dominique Mathurin, Acting Branch Manager
Philadelphia Financial Management Branch - Teia Chism Miller, Branch Manager
Philadelphia Program Management Branch - Margaret Kosherzenko, Acting Branch Manager
Division of Medicaid Field Operations-West - Richard Allen, Director; Richard Allen, Acting Deputy Director; David Meacham, Deputy Director
Denver Financial Management Branch - Trinia Hunt, Branch Manager
Denver Program Management Branch - Mary Marchioni, Branch Manager
San Francisco Financial Management Branch - Jeanie Chan, Branch Manager
San Francisco Program Management Branch - Cynthia Nanes, Branch Manager
Seattle Financial Management Branch - Anh Ta, Branch Manager
Seattle Program Management Branch - Wendy Hill Petras, Branch Manager

Functional Statement

  • Serves as CMS' focal point for assistance with formulation, coordination, integration, and implementation of all national program policies and operations relating to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Basic Health Program (BHP).
  • In partnership with States, assists State agencies in successfully carrying out their responsibilities for effective program administration and beneficiary protection, and, as necessary, supports States in correcting problems and improving the quality of their operations.
  • Identifies and proposes modifications to Medicaid, CHIP, and BHP program measures, regulations, laws and policies to reflect changes or trends in the health care industry, program objectives, and the needs of Medicaid, CHIP, and BHP beneficiaries. Collaborates with the Office of Legislation on the development and advancement of new legislative initiatives and improvements.
  • Serves as CMS' lead for management, oversight, budget and performance issues relating to Medicaid, CHIP, BHP and the related interactions with the States and the stakeholder community.
  • Coordinates with the Center for Program Integrity on the identification of program vulnerabilities and implementation of strategies to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse.  Leads and supports all CMS interactions and collaboration relating to Medicaid, CHIP, and BHP with States and local governments, territories, Indian Tribes and tribal healthcare providers, key stakeholders (e.g., consumer and policy organizations and the health care provider community) and other Federal government entities.  Facilities communication and disseminates policy and operational guidance and materials to all stakeholders and works to understand an consider their perspectives, support their efforts, and to develop best practices for beneficiaries across the country and throughout the health care system.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan, objectives, and measures to carry out CMS' Medicaid, CHIP, and BHP mission and goals and positions the organization to meet future challenges with Medicaid, CHIP, and BHP.