The Medicaid Leadership Institute learning opportunity is enormous. With over 18 years’ experience in the Medicaid program, I was at first skeptical that I would benefit from the program, but my professional knowledge and my leadership and communication skills have expanded greatly as a result of the experience. If you’re accepted, you won’t be disappointed.
We are proud to support the professional development of these dedicated leaders whose work will be increasingly in the spotlight as Medicaid takes on an expanded responsibility for insuring Americans.
Director of the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
Valerie Harr was appointed director of the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) in December 2010. DMAHS administers New Jersey’s $10 billion state and federally funded Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs that provide health coverage for eligible low to moderate income residents. Through its programs, DMAHS serves more than one million people in the state. Ms. Harr’s leadership experience at DMAHS also includes previously serving as DMAHS’ deputy director and budget director.
Implement a non-risk managed behavioral health program for adults coordinating physical and behavioral health services with a braid block grant including state and Medicaid funds.
Leading New Jersey’s Medicaid Care Delivery Transformation - (April 2013) Profiles the leadership role of New Jersey’s Medicaid director Valerie Harr in rethinking how care is organized for the state’s Medicaid beneficiaries.