Meggan Christman Schilkie
Vice President, Strategic Focus Areas
New York, NY
Meggan Christman Schilkie has a track record of success in healthcare innovation, program development, financing, policy and strategy with an emphasis on behavioral and public health.
Prior to joining HMA, Meggan served as Chief Program Officer for Mental Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she oversaw a $200 million portfolio of services including care coordination, crisis services, vocational and rehabilitative programs, housing, and peer support. During her tenure she increased efficiency, tapped into new revenue streams and secured millions of dollars in federal, state, city and private funding to drive innovation, pilot new ideas and expand effective programs including a Healthcare Innovations Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop a revolutionary new continuum of services for people experiencing psychiatric crisis.
Meggan played a leadership role in Medicaid reform implementation in New York City, including overseeing the conversion of targeted case management services for people with serious mental illness into Health Home Care Coordination services. She also provided education and training for managed care companies planning the integration of behavioral health services into newly developed integrated health and behavioral health managed care products.
During her tenure, Meggan managed the quality improvement of contracted behavioral health and social services as well as an expansion of thousands of units of supportive housing for individuals and families with mental health and substance use issues. She represented mental health system interests in a range of city and state task forces charged with improving criminal justice, law enforcement, and homeless services.
Meggan previously served in a variety of roles managing intergovernmental and legislative affairs around mental hygiene for New York City. She served as senior advisor to the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene responsible for the oversight of the NYC service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities, substance use and mental illness as well as early intervention for children. She served as a policy advocate for the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies a non-profit trade organization representing over 100 community behavioral health providers, where she worked to increase funding for individuals suffering the psychological effects of 9/11 as well as to advocate for system improvements for mental health providers.
Meggan has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.
In her spare time, Meggan considers herself an amateur chef and foodie – two hobbies she shares with her husband in Astoria, New York.