NH Medicaid Today and Tomorrow: Keynote Speakers
Deputy Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
Dianne Hasselman joined the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) as Deputy Executive Director in February 2017. In this position, she manages a broad spectrum of activities including planning NAMD’s public policy and advocacy agenda in coordination with its board of directors, overseeing grant-funded programs, and developing new initiatives. Dianne is also responsible for ensuring that members’ needs are being met, so that they receive maximum value from being a part of NAMD’s network of 56 Medicaid directors.
Prior to joining NAMD, Dianne served as the Executive Director of Federal Programs at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement where she led multi-stakeholder initiatives for regional health improvement collaboratives. 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 a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego.
Partner, Manatt Health
Former Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Cindy Mann is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, guiding states, providers, plans, consumer organizations and foundations on creating and implementing effective strategies around federal and state health reform, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and delivery and payment system transformation. She formerly served as the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she led the administration of Medicaid, CHIP and the Basic Health Program for more than five years during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. Mann’s prior positions include research professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, where she was founder and director of the Center for Children and Families, senior advisor at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, director of the Family and Children’s Health Program Group at the Healthcare Financing Administration (HCFA), now CMS. Ms. Mann earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law.