CMS Leadership

Office of Program Operations & Local Engagement

John Hammarlund

Deputy Director for Local Engagement & Administration
John Hammarlund portrait

As OPOLE’s Deputy Director for Local Engagement & Administration, John Hammarlund directs CMS’ consumer education, stakeholder outreach, and environmental scanning portfolio in all ten federal regions across the country and is honored to supervise the CMS Regional Administrators/Staff Directors. John is also CMS’ field lead on rural health policy and opioid treatment initiatives.

John’s background includes work in both the public and private health care and insurance sectors. He has been with CMS since 1993 in a variety of policy and management roles, including at CMS’ Office of Legislation in Washington, D.C.

A Seattle native, John holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s in health administration from the University of Washington, and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.