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Secretary Sebelius Announces Appointment of Cindy Mann as Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations

 Date: May 29, 2009
For Release: Immediately
Contact: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

Headline: Secretary Sebelius Announces Appointment of Cindy Mann as
Director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations

U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today
announced the appointment of Cindy Mann to serve as Director of the
Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO), part of the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Mann most recently served as a
research professor and executive director of the Center for Children and
Families at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. 

"Cindy Mann has decades of experience in health care financing at the
federal and state level, and vast knowledge of health care policy," said
Secretary Sebelius. "She has devoted her career to working on behalf of
children and families, the elderly and people with disabilities. She
will be an outstanding leader at CMSO, particularly as the nation moves
forward with health care reform." 

Mann previously served as director of the Family and Children's Health
Programs at CMSO from 1999-2001; in that capacity she played a key role
in implementing Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program
(CHIP). 

"Cindy has been instrumental in recent efforts to expand health care
coverage in our country," said Sebelius. "Her knowledge of health care
issues and management experience will be a great asset to CMSO and to
the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid." 

A brief biography is included below:

Cindy Mann, J.D., is a research professor at Georgetown University,
Health Policy Institute and the executive director of the Center for
Children and Families at the Institute. Her work focuses on health
coverage, financing, and access issues affecting low-income populations.
She has written extensively on these issues -- and on how they relate to
the Medicaid and CHIP, in particular -- and has worked closely with
state and federal policymakers and program administrators on the design
and implementation of Medicaid and CHIP. From 1999-2001, Ms. Mann was
the director of the Family and Children's Health Program Group at the
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. In that capacity, she directed, at the
federal level, the implementation and oversight of the Medicaid program
with respect to families, children, and pregnant women, and oversaw the
implementation of CHIP. Prior to her work at HCFA, Ms. Mann led the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' federal and state health policy
work. She also has extensive state-level experience, having worked on
health care, welfare, and public finance issues in Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, and New York. She holds a law degree from New York University
School of Law.

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