Senior Advisor - Vikki Wachino
Vikki Wachino, principal of Viaduct Consulting, LLC, serves as Senior Advisor to COCHS. She has worked for more than 25 years to advance stronger health care policy for low income people in the United States and is the former Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she oversaw all policy and operations for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, which serve more than 70 million Americans. She has also worked as a consultant, advising organizations on making policy, strategy and operational changes to advance the health of people with complex social needs, including people involved in the criminal justice system. Earlier in her career, Vikki worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and NORC at the University of Chicago. Vikki is the author of many publications on Medicaid coverage and financing and speaks frequently on these topics, including in testimony before the United States Congress.