Olivia Randi, MPP, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) on the child health quality team. In this role, she provides technical assistance and programmatic support for initiatives related to child welfare and children’s behavioral health, including the Advancing Child Welfare and Medicaid Alignment project.

Prior to joining CHCS, Olivia served as a policy associate at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) where she researched and analyzed state and federal policy related to children’s behavioral health, school-based health services, and children and youth with special health care needs. She also provided technical assistance to state and local stakeholders to implement integrated physical and behavioral health payment and service delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid. Prior to NASHP, as a policy analyst at the Council of State Governments Justice Center, Olivia provided technical assistance to behavioral health and criminal justice agencies to improve outcomes for people with behavioral health needs.

Olivia holds a master’s degree in public policy from American University with a concentration in health policy, and a bachelor’s degree in health and society from Beloit College.

In her free time, Olivia enjoys going to concerts and comedy shows, travelling, reading, and spending time with her dog, Lolo.