Melissa QuickVice President
Melissa has a decade of experience in health care regulatory policy and implementation at both the federal and state levels. At Sirona, she focuses on healthcare policy and regulatory analysis and strategy development related to healthcare financing, benefits and coverage, Health IT, drug pricing, public health, and other issue areas.
Additionally, Melissa is the Co-Chair of Aligning for Health, a social determinants advocacy organization focused on advancing policy solutions to improve wellbeing and health equity. In this role, she works closely with payers, providers, health systems, non-healthcare organizations, state and local governments, the federal government, and Congress, in developing and promoting cross-sector, coordinated solutions to address health and social needs.
Prior to joining Sirona strategies, Melissa spent five years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight working on a range of Affordable Care Act implementation activities. She also has experience in issues related to Medicaid eligibility, verification, and pharmaceutical policy from her time in the Office of the Governor of Alabama, and advising the Massachusetts Medicaid program as part of her Master’s Practicum.
Melissa holds a BS from Cornell University and an MPP from the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.