Madeline Pucciarello, MPH, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports CHCS’ Medicaid Academies, which provide policy and leadership training for senior Medicaid staff as well as colleagues across partnering state and county agencies. Ms. Pucciarello also supports a variety of children’s health projects, focusing on aligning child welfare and Medicaid agencies to improve services for children in foster care, advancing state-based efforts to address adverse childhood experiences, and promoting state activities to meaningfully engage families of children with special health care needs. She also supports state efforts for improving oral health access. Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Pucciarello served as the youth development coordinator for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, where she supported educational training and presentations for providers, educators, and community stakeholders. Ms. Pucciarello also worked as a project supervisor for LeadingAge, where her research focused on psychosocial wellbeing in long-term care facilities.
Ms. Pucciarello holds a master’s degree in public health from Rutgers School of Public Health, where she concentrated in health systems and policy. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Bucknell University. In her spare time, you can often find her writing health policy haikus for Kaiser Health News’ Morning Briefing publication.