Diana Crumley, JD, MPAff, is the associate director of delivery system reform at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she helps state Medicaid agencies advance care delivery innovations and related payment models that enable better, more equitable care for Medicaid members. In particular, she has studied how state Medicaid agencies support and sustain initiatives that address health-related social needs and promote health equity, including through managed care rates and incentives, value-based payment, benefits, and 1115 demonstrations. She currently leads the Medicaid Health-Related Social Needs Implementation Learning Series, and has provided technical assistance and curated learning collaboratives through the Promoting Health Equity through Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care initiative, the Texas Managed Care Organization Non-Medical Drivers of Health Learning Collaborative, and the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program for Value-Based Payment and Financial Simulations. She has studied Medicaid transformation efforts in California, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and authored related reports summarizing stakeholders’ experiences with early program implementation and opportunities for improvement.

Prior to joining CHCS, Diana served as special counsel for the Health and Human Services Commission in Texas. In the Policy Division of the Office of Chief Counsel, she assisted the state with waivers, state plan amendments, administrative rules, and large requests for proposals.

Diana holds a JD and a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She received a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College. When Diana is not working, she enjoys good food, live music, and time outdoors with her two children. She is originally from South Florida, but currently resides in Seattle, Washington.