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A seasoned health policy professional, Donna’s main area of expertise is the implementation and optimization of coverage programs for the underserved, including Medicaid managed care and health insurance Marketplace health plans.
While at HMA, Donna has worked closely with Medicaid managed care plans to develop new initiatives to help these plans better serve vulnerable populations. She also has worked with county and state governments on designs for new public programs to expand coverage for the uninsured in addition to her work with Medicare Advantage plans and provider organizations. Donna has also developed expertise in dental managed care.
Prior to joining HMA, Donna was a founding member of CMS’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), focusing on Marketplace implementation. Donna authored the first state Marketplace grants and crafted federal regulations related to Marketplace establishment and health plan standards. She also led the implementation of key elements of the implementation of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace and managed CCIIO’s relationships with health plans.
Prior to working on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Donna supported the Secretary of Health and Human Services through policy and budgetary analysis of Medicaid and CHIP. In this role she led a department-wide effort to estimate administrative costs for the ACA. She also spent time supporting the Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives where she helped author legislation related to Medicaid home and community-based services and FDA reform. Donna also spent several years working in advertising and marketing in the private sector.
Donna received her master’s degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.