by Jasmine Batchelor
January 12, 2018
Program Director, Health Division,
NGA Center for Best Practices’ Health Division
Melinda Becker serves as a program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Health Division. Becker focuses on opioid abuse, Medicaid transformation and coverage.
Prior to joining the Health Division, Becker served as the Health and Human Services Committee legislative director in NGA’s Office of Federal Relations and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Michael Acuri. During graduate school, she held internships at the White House, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and AstraZeneca, PLC.
Becker holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University.
Melinda originally hails from New York.