Cindy Mann

Strategic Advisor

Cindy Mann, formerly the top Medicaid official in the Obama Administration, provides strategic guidance on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and delivery and payment system transformation. She also serves as an advisor to Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation on health system transformation issues. Mann, a founding board member of Community Catalyst, has more than 30 years of experience in federal and state health policy focused on health care coverage, financing, access and operational issues.

Mann is currently a partner in the health care practice at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She previously served as deputy administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services within CMS. At CMS, she oversaw the administration of Medicaid, CHIP and the Basic Health Program during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Mann also led the Children’s Health Program Group at the Healthcare Financing Administration (HCFA), now CMS, during the Clinton Administration.

In addition to her government service, Mann has a long history as an advocate for low-income individuals and families. She started working on health care issues at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Previously, she was the director of federal and state health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. Mann served as a founding member of Community Catalyst’s board of directors in 1998, and rejoined the board from 2004-2008.

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