Principal, Federal Policy
With nearly two decades of experience in healthcare, Andrea Maresca is a skilled legislative and regulatory analyst and strategy developer. She has a strong track record of leading efforts to inform and shape federal Medicaid and related healthcare policies and programs. She joins HMA after serving in private and public organizations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD).
Prior to joining HMA, she led healthcare regulatory and policy efforts as a senior vice president with a government affairs firm. While there, she assisted clients with analysis and strategy impacting publicly funded programs as well as a variety of needs and urgent demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. A skilled analyst, she dissected rules and guidance from federal executive branch entities.
Andrea also previously served at CMS advising agency directors on Medicaid and CHIP services, reviewing and analyzing policy documents for top leadership, and representing the department to agency leadership and executive staff.
As the director of federal policy and strategy for NAMD, she collaborated with the board to execute the organization’s federal legislative and regulatory policy agenda. She also advised state Medicaid directors, liaised with federal policymakers, and maintained strategic relationships with congressional staff and stakeholder organizations.
In addition, Andrea advocated for the nation’s governors on health policy issues as legislative director and senior legislative associate with the National Governors’ Association. Throughout her career she has also worked with other associations and non-profit organizations as well as in direct support of legislatures and is member of several boards and associations.
Andrea earned a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services as well as bachelor’s degree in sociology from Villanova University.