With more than 30 years of experience in health and human services, Mike Nardone has held positions at all levels of government – national, state and local.
Before joining HMA, Mike was acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. With an annual budget of $27 billion and more than 17,000 employees, Mike led the delivery of state-sponsored health and human services programs, serving more than 2 million Pennsylvanians.
Mike previously served as deputy secretary of the state's Medicaid program, spearheading innovative initiatives including the use of pay-for-performance incentives in the state's Medicaid managed care programs and the redesign of the inpatient hospital payment system. He had a lead role in the state's health care reform efforts, advancing implementation of proposals on health homes, health information technology and integration of care for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles. He also directed efforts to “rebalance" the state's long-term living system during his tenure as executive director of the Governor's Long Term Living Council.
Mike has extensive government relations experience. He led federal and state health policy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was associate executive vice president for government relations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike also has experience in the housing policy arena, having led Philadelphia’s homeless services system and city efforts to support homeless individuals and families obtain permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency.
Mike served as an elected member of the executive committee of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Medicaid Leadership Institute Fellow.
He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College.
An avid baseball fan, Mike does not readily admit – particularly in Pennsylvania – the team he has rooted for since childhood. Hint: He has named his dogs Hodges and Mookie.