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Andrea Maresca

Principal, Federal Policy, Health Management Associates (HMA)

With nearly two decades of experience in healthcare, Andrea Maresca is a skilled legislative and regulatory analysist and strategy developer with a track record of leading efforts to inform and shape federal Medicaid and related healthcare policies and programs. She joins HMA after serving in private and public organizations, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD).

Prior to joining HMA, Ms. Maresca led healthcare regulatory and policy efforts as a senior vice president with a government affairs firm. She worked to create new healthcare products for clients with a variety of needs, including emerging and urgent demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a skilled analyst who dissected rules and guidance from federal executive branch entities.

Ms. Maresca previously served CMS in a variety of roles, including advising agency directors on Medicaid and CHIP services, reviewing and analyzing policy documents for top leadership, and representing the department to agency leadership and executive staff.

As the director of federal policy and strategy for NAMD, Ms. Maresca collaborated with the board to execute the organization’s federal legislative and regulatory policy agenda, as well as advised state Medicaid directors, interacted with federal policymakers, and maintained strategic relationships with congressional staff and stakeholder organizations.

She advocated for the nation’s governors on health policy issues as legislative director and senior legislative associate with the National Governors’ Association. She worked with other associations and non-profit organizations throughout her career, as well as in direct support of legislatures and is a member of several boards and associations.

Ms. Maresca earned a master’s degree in public health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Villanova University.