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Ellen Montz, PhD

Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ellen Montz is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Most recently, Ellen served as the Chief Deputy and Chief Health Economist at Virginia's Medicaid Department, playing a central role in the state’s expansion of Medicaid, pandemic response, and investment in value-based and equity-focused health care delivery. She previously served in several roles during the Obama-Biden Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, and the White House Domestic Policy Council, where she focused on implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to private health insurance, Health Insurance Marketplaces, and Medicaid. Ellen has also worked as a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation.