U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today
announced the appointment of Cindy Mann to serve as Director of the
Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO), part of the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Mann most recently served as a
research professor and executive director of the Center for Children and
Families at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute.
"Cindy Mann has decades of experience in health care financing at the
federal and state level, and vast knowledge of health care policy," said
Secretary Sebelius. "She has devoted her career to working on behalf of
children and families, the elderly and people with disabilities. She
will be an outstanding leader at CMSO, particularly as the nation moves
forward with health care reform."
Mann previously served as director of the Family and Children's Health
Programs at CMSO from 1999-2001; in that capacity she played a key role
in implementing Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program
"Cindy has been instrumental in recent efforts to expand health care
coverage in our country," said Sebelius. "Her knowledge of health care
issues and management experience will be a great asset to CMSO and to
the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid."
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