Melanie Bella is head of partnerships and policy at Cityblock Health, which facilitates health care delivery for low-income urban populations, particularly Medicaid beneficiaries and those dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. She also serves as chair of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Before Cityblock, Ms. Bella served as the founding director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she designed and launched payment and delivery system demonstrations to improve quality and reduce costs. She was previously a senior vice president at the Center for Health Care Strategies and also served as the director of Indiana’s Medicaid program, where she oversaw Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the state’s long-term care insurance program.

Ms. Bella received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.