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Medicaid Directors

Medicaid Directors oversee Medicaid and CHIP programs governed by federal rules but tailored to the needs of each state. The 56 members of the association represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories.

Alabama

Stephanie Azar
Alabama Medicaid

NAMD Region South

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Alaska

Renee Gayhart
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Division of Public Assistance

NAMD Region West

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American Samoa

Sandra King Young
American Samoa Medicaid State Agency

NAMD Region Territory

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Arizona

Jami Snyder
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

NAMD Region West

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Arkansas

Dawn Stehle
Arkansas Department of Human Services

NAMD Region South

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California

Jacey Cooper
Department of Health Care Services

NAMD Region West

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Colorado

Tracy Johnson
Health First Colorado

NAMD Region West

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Connecticut

William Gui Woolston
Connecticut Department of Social Services

NAMD Region East

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Delaware

Stephen Groff
Delaware Health and Social Services

NAMD Region East

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Florida

Tom Wallace
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

NAMD Region South

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Georgia

Lynnette Rhodes
Georgia Medicaid

NAMD Region South

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Guam

Teresita Gumataotao
Department of Public Health and Social Services

NAMD Region Territory

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Hawaii

Judy Mohr Peterson
State of Hawai'i Department of Human Services Med-Quest Division

NAMD Region West

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Idaho

Juliet Charron
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

NAMD Region West

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Illinois

Kelly Cunningham
Illinois Department of Human Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Indiana

Allison Taylor
Indiana Medicaid

NAMD Region Midwest

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Iowa

Elizabeth Matney
Iowa Department of Human Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Kansas

Sarah Fertig
KanCare: Medicaid for Kansas

NAMD Region Midwest

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Kentucky

Lisa Lee
Department for Medicaid Services (DMS)

NAMD Region South

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Louisiana

Patrick Gillies
Louisiana Department of Health

NAMD Region South

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Maine

Michelle Probert
Office of MaineCare Services (OMS)

NAMD Region East

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Maryland

Steve Schuh
Maryland Medicaid Administration

NAMD Region East

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Massachusetts

Amanda Cassel Kraft
MassHealth

NAMD Region East

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Michigan

Kate Massey
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Minnesota

Cynthia MacDonald
MN Department of Health

NAMD Region Midwest

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Mississippi

Drew Snyder
Mississippi Division of Medicaid

NAMD Region South

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Missouri

Todd Richardson
Missouri Department of Social Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Montana

Marie Matthews
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

NAMD Region West

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Nebraska

Kevin Bagley
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Nevada

Suzanne Bierman
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

NAMD Region West

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New Hampshire

Henry Lipman
New Hampshite Department of Health and Human Services

NAMD Region East

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New Jersey

Jennifer Jacobs
State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services

NAMD Region East

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New Mexico

Nicole Comeaux
New Mexico Human Services Department

NAMD Region West

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New York

Brett Friedman
New York State Department of Health

NAMD Region East

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North Carolina

Dave Richard
NC Medicaid Division of Health Benefits

NAMD Region South

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North Dakota

Caprice Knapp
North Dakota Human Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Northern Mariana Islands

Helen Sablan
CNMI State Medicaid Agency

NAMD Region Territory

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Ohio

Maureen Corcoran
Ohio Department of Medicaid

NAMD Region Midwest

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Oklahoma

Traylor Rains
Oklahoma Health Care Authority

NAMD Region South

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Oregon

Dana Hittle
Oregon Health Authority

NAMD Region West

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Pennsylvania

Sally Kozak
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

NAMD Region East

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Puerto Rico

Dinorah Collazo
Departamento de Salud Programa Medicaid

NAMD Region Territory

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Rhode Island

Kristin Sousa
State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Office of Health and Human Services

NAMD Region East

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South Carolina

Robert Kerr
South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid

NAMD Region South

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South Dakota

Sarah Aker
South Dakota Department of Social Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Tennessee

Stephen Smith
Tennessee State Government Division of Medicaid

NAMD Region South

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Texas

Stephanie Stephens
Texas Health and Human Services

NAMD Region South

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Utah

Jennifer Strohecker
Utah Department of Health Medicaid

NAMD Region West

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Vermont

Adaline Strumolo
Department of Vermont Health Access

NAMD Region East

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Virgin Islands

Gary Smith
Department of Human Services

NAMD Region Territory

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Virginia

Cheryl Roberts

Deputy Director of Programs and Operations

Virginia Medicaid

NAMD Region East

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Washington

Charissa Fotinos
Washington State Healthcare Authority

NAMD Region West

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Washington, DC

Melisa Byrd
DC Medicaid

NAMD Region East

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West Virginia

Cynthia Beane
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

NAMD Region East

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Wisconsin

Lisa Olson
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

NAMD Region Midwest

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Wyoming

Jan Stall
Wyoming Department of Health

NAMD Region West

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