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Maureen Corcoran

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 5, 2020

Director,
Ohio Department of Medicaid

In January 2019, Governor Mike DeWine appointed Maureen Corcoran to assume
responsibility as the Director of Medicaid. Previous public service included two prior stints in
state government: Assistant Deputy and Acting Deputy for Medicaid at the Ohio Department
of Jobs and Family Services, Human Services Policy Advisor to Ohio Governor Richard Celeste
and Chief of the Office of Healthcare Cost Containment policy for the Ohio Department of
Health.

Prior to joining the DeWine Administration, Ms. Corcoran was the President and founder of
Vorys Health Care Advisors (VHCA), a health care policy consulting firm. She began her career
as a nurse serving as Assistant Director of Nursing for University Hospitals in Cleveland, and
Clinical Instructor for Case Western Reserve University. She earned a Master’s degree in Nursing
and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance, both from Case Western Reserve
University.

Ms. Corcoran has been honored in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities and
behavioral health. In 2016, she was honored by the national association of providers of services
to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (American Network of
Community Options and Resources, ANCOR) with the ANCOR Legacy Award, which recognizes
individuals as “the most influential leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental
disabilities”. In 2019, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Ohio
chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, the organization of family members and
other advocated of those with serious mental illness.

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