Trish Riley serves as Director of Governor Baldacci’s Office of Health Policy and Finance, leading his effort to develop a comprehensive, coordinated health system in Maine and to assure affordable health insurance for all Maine citizens. She was the principal architect of Dirigo Health Reform. Before joining the Baldacci administration, Ms. Riley served as Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy and President of its Corporate Board from 1989-2003. Previously, Ms. Riley held appointive positions under four Maine governors, including service directing the aging office, and directing Medicaid and state health agencies, including health planning and licensing and certification programs. Ms. Riley has published and presented widely about state health reform. She serves as a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Subcommittee on Creating an External Environment for Quality. She also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Ms. Riley holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Maine.
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