Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPHis executive vice president and chief program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She leads CHCS’ programmatic work, which encompasses payment and delivery system reform and integrated care for complex populations. In this role, Ms. McGinnis works closely with program staff, funders, and a wide range of Medicaid stakeholders to manage a large portfolio of innovative projects that aim to fundamentally improve how care is delivered and the health of Medicaid populations. She works with the CEO to develop and execute CHCS’ program strategy.

Ms. McGinnis has substantial experience working directly with state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and providers to advance value-based payment models, including accountable care organizations, multi-payer models (e.g., State Innovation Model grants); and innovative alternative payment models for Medicaid populations. She also has led work with states in developing Medicaid payment models designed to reduce and eliminate disparities in health and health care and address social determinants of health as well as efforts to promote meaningful consumer and community engagement to drive the design of more effective care models.

Prior to joining CHCS in 2010, Ms. McGinnis managed the provider performance measurement, improvement, and transparency program as a senior program manager at Blue Shield of California.

Ms. McGinnis holds master’s degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Kenyon College.