Matt Salo was named Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in February 2011. The newly formed association represents all 56 of the nation’s state and territorial Medicaid Directors, and provides them with a strong unified voice in national discussions as well as a locus for technical assistance and best practices.
Matt formerly spent 12 years at the National Governors Association, where he worked on the Governors’ health care and human services reform agendas, and spent the 5 years prior to that as a health policy analyst working for the state Medicaid Directors as part of the American Public Human Services Association.
Matt also spent two years as a substitute teacher in the public school system in Alexandria, VA, and holds a BA in Eastern Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.
Deputy Executive Director
Dianne Hasselman joined NAMD in February 2017 as the Deputy Executive Director.
Prior to joining NAMD, Dianne served as the Executive Director of Federal Programs at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. She also spent over seven years with the Center for Health Care Strategies where she led a variety of technical assistance programs and worked closely with state Medicaid agencies.
Dianne has a Master in the Science of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. from the University of California at San Diego.
Lindsey Browning joined NAMD in May 2014 as a policy analyst. Before NAMD, Lindsey worked for the Children’s Hospital Association in policy analysis where she focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act and state Medicaid and CHIP policy trends. She also served as a public policy intern for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Lindsey received her M.P.P. from George Mason University and her B.A. from McDaniel College.
Senior Policy Analyst
Jack Rollins joined NAMD in April 2014. Prior to working at NAMD, he interned at a safety net hospital association, a small lobbying firm specializing in healthcare issues, and performed policy work for a nonprofit organization of women state legislators.
Jack received an M.P.H. in health policy from the George Washington University and a B.A. in philosophy and government from the College of William and Mary.
Policy and Data Analyst
Cornelia Lluberes joined NAMD in May 2016 as a policy and data analyst. Before NAMD, Cornelia worked for the ONE Campaign's health policy team, managing policy content for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria's replenishment campaign for 2017-2019 while providing analytic support for several issues including health systems strengthening, pandemic preparedness, and donor transition policies.
Cornelia received her B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs in 2014. During her time at Princeton, she participated and later advised a mock taskforce on the role of states in implementing the Affordable Care Act for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Under the guidance of Heather Howard, her senior thesis focused on coverage of obesity-related treatments in Maryland's and Virginia's public and private markets.
Tess Moore joined NAMD in July 2011 as the Operations Director. She is involved in much of the day-to-day operations of NAMD including conference planning, membership services, alumni and corporate relations, office management and website management.
She has spent her entire career working for state government, including the past 20 years at the National Governors Association, as the executive director’s executive assistant. Prior to that, she spent eight years working for a governor.