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National Advisory Committee

Our National Advisory Committee brings together diverse expertise that strengthens the program and ensures a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. The current National Advisory Committee includes the following individuals:

  • Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Medicaid & MinnesotaCare, Minnesota Department of Human Services and Pediatrician

  • Karen Dale, RN, MSN, Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia and Chief DEI Officer for AmeriHealth Caritas
  • LaKeesha Dumas, Consumer Expert and Office of Consumer Engagement Coordinator for Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Dennis Heaphy, Consumer Expert andHealth Justice Advocate at the Disability Policy Consortium
  • Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD, Vice President, Health Justice, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Jay Ludlam, JD, Assistant Secretary, Medicaid Transformation, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Srinivas Merugu, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Population Health, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio and Internist
  • Pooja Mittal, DO, Medical Director of Health Equity at HealthNet and Family Physician
  • Denise Octavia Smith MBA, CHW, PN, Founding Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Kolynda Parker, MHS,MLS(ASCP)CM,CPHQ,CLSSGB, Section Chief of Quality Improvement and Innovations, Louisiana Medicaid
  • Jamil Rivers, Founder, Chrysalis Initiative
  • Jelena Todić, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio College for Health, Community, and Policy
  • Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, RN, MSN, ANEF, FAAN, Dean Select and Tenured Professor, Georgetown School of Nursing (begining May 2022)
  • Naomi D. Williams, Consumer Expert and Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers Consumer Scholar
  • Juan Jaime de Zengotita, MD, Primary Care Doctor and Medical Director, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center