Senior Director of Policy, Medicaid Populations, UnitedHealthcare
As the Senior Director of Medicaid Policy, Nicole leads the development of policy positioning and associated advocacy and thought leadership strategies related to traditional and complex Medicaid covered populations. This includes TANF and CHIP populations, Medicaid Expansion, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice Involved, and I/DD populations. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Nicole served as the Government Affairs Director for America Forward where she led policy strategy and advocacy efforts related to Pay for Success/evidence-based policy, workforce development, career and technical education, higher education, and social innovation. Nicole also worked for over a decade at a national child welfare and children’s mental health non-profit. Nicole has a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College and a Master’s in Public Administration/Public Policy from the University of Memphis.