Health Division

About the Division

The NGA Center for Best Practices Health Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The health division covers issues in the areas of health care service delivery and reform, including payment reform, health workforce planning, quality improvement, and public health and behavioral health integration within the medical delivery system. Other focus areas include Medicaid cost containment, state employee and retiree health benefits, maternal and child health, prescription drug abuse prevention and health insurance exchange planning.

Health Division Staff

Division Director
Hemi Tewarson | profile

Program Director
Melinda Becker | profile

Program Director
Lauren Block | profile

Program Director
Kelly Murphy | profile

Program Director
Sandra Wilkniss | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Shums Alikhan | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Kate Johnson | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Katie Gaul | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Elaine Hall | profile

Policy Analyst
Sweta Haldar | profile

Policy Analyst
Adam Mosey | profile

Policy Analyst
Caroline Picher | profile

Policy Analyst
Lee Taylor-Penn | profile

Policy Analyst
Kirk Williamson | profile

Program Assistant
Michelle LeBlanc | profile

Administrative Coordinator
Leslie Donaldson

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