Laquisha Grant, MPA
New York, NY
Laquisha Grant excels at providing clients with strategic planning, training, technical assistance, implementation support, guidance, and project management to advance their mission and navigate the healthcare landscape.
Her expertise in bridging the gap between community-based organizations (CBOs)and healthcare systems, along with her project management skills have helped her successfully integrate care, secure funding, and align entities around common goals. She also provides technical assistance to providers for projects with cross-sector agencies, such as health departments, police departments, homeless services, and service provider organizations to work together toward common goals and to address systemic issues as they relate to behavioral health crises and health disparities.
Laquisha has helped healthcare providers and managed care organizations successfully obtain federal, state and county funding through grants and Medicaid procurements. She has also helped healthcare providers establish governance structures and create strategic plans to solidify their path forward in an ever-changing healthcare climate. Similarly, she has provided technical assistance and program development support to CBOs and healthcare providers looking to improve population health outcomes.
Prior to HMA, she worked for the New York City (NYC) Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice as the program administrator for the Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System. In that role, she managed the implementation and assessment of over 40 initiatives designed to keep individuals with behavioral health needs from cycling in and out of the criminal justice system.
Previously, Laquisha spent several years at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), where she oversaw the bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board and was involved in the development and implementation of NYS’ Medicaid redesign efforts around behavioral health services in NYC. She also developed and managed the budgets for grant-funded programs, including a $17 million Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) grant, a $30 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) crisis counseling grant, and $4.2 million health integration grant.
She was responsible for ensuring grant funds were spent in accordance with federal and state guidelines. Laquisha also co-chaired a workgroup aimed at using DOHMH resources to increase employment for individuals in NYC with serious mental illness. Prior to working at DOHMH, Laquisha served as a grants analyst at Harlem Hospital Centers.
Laquisha earned a master’s degree in public administration from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College.