Allison Hamblin, MSPH, is president and CEO at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), a nationally recognized nonprofit policy resource center devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. In this role, she is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the organization, which is supported by the nation’s leading health care philanthropies, corporate community benefit programs, states, and the federal government. She oversees CHCS’ national portfolio, including Medicaid leadership and capacity building activities; delivery system and payment reform efforts to promote accountable care and improve population health; and projects focused on advancing effective care models for people with complex medical, behavioral health and social needs.
Prior to her appointment as CEO in 2019, Allison served as senior vice president responsible for program development and organizational oversight. Over 15 years at CHCS, Allison has worked directly with state Medicaid, federal, health plan, and provider stakeholders across the nation to develop and test new solutions for enhancing care delivery for populations with complex health and social needs. In particular, she has substantial expertise in the areas of physical and behavioral health integration; alternative payment and delivery models for people with complex needs; innovative financing strategies to support social service investments; and return on investment.
Before joining CHCS in 2006, Allison worked at Apax Partners, Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she provided venture capital and investment banking services to companies in the health care and technology industries. She holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University.
When not thinking about health policy and CHCS’ future, Allison loves watching her kids play youth sports (and her husband coaching them), hanging out with her fluffy and playful dog, dreaming of her next trip to the Tetons, and trying to maintain some semblance of a workout routine.