The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) announced the appointment of Matthew Salo as the organization’s executive director.Salo, who joins NAMD from the National Governors Association, brings 18 years of health policy and related experience to the position.
Salo will assume his position effective February 15, 2011, and will begin implementing strategic and operational tasks as defined by the NAMD Board of Directors. This includes creating policy committees and working groups focused on priority issues, hiring additional staff, and developing the structure and procedures for the day-to-day operations of the organization.
NAMD was launched in 2010 to provide a strong, coordinated voice for the Medicaid program in national policy discussions and to help prepare Medicaid directors to take on the unprecedented responsibilities associated with both federal health care reform and its historic expansion of the program and the role that Medicaid may have to play in addressing state fiscal crises. Key tenets of NAMD are to represent the non-partisan interests of state Medicaid programs to Congress and the administration; provide analysis and monitoring of the federal budget and legislation; and provide members with timely and accurate information on Medicaid issues.
ANCOR is looking forward to working with Salo in his new capacity—he will be conducting a webinar for ANCOR membership in the very near future.