Carter Kimble, MPH, is a thoughtful and strategic leader working at the intersection of systems and policy in health. He possesses expertise in solving complex issues regardless of project or program maturity. Specifically, he has held leadership level positions working on Medicaid, delivery system reform, health information exchange, public health, safety net health systems and graduate medical education.
Before joining HMA, he served as Deputy Secretary for Health and Mental Health for the state of Oklahoma. In this role he managed and facilitated numerous initiatives that included strategic development of a Medicaid reform plan surrounding Medicaid expansion and the implementation of managed care as well as establishment of Oklahoma’s statewide Health Information Exchange. He also served as the governor’s lead policy advisor on health and liaison to over 30 agencies, boards, and commissions in the Health and Mental Health Cabinet including Medicaid, public health and mental health and substance abuse.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carter led a team coordinating CARES Act expenditures targeted at health programs for the state of Oklahoma which resulted in more than $300 million in projects focusing on areas such as modernization of technology systems, communicable disease preparedness grants to local municipalities, and behavioral health crisis supports. On numerous occasions during his career, he has successfully developed impactful statutory changes to Medicaid, public health, health information technology and provider reimbursement including development and stakeholder engagement surrounding the issues.
He earned a Master of Public Health in health management and policy from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth. He also has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and management from Texas Tech University.