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Ashley GrayMedicaid Health Plans of America Flexes Its Policy Chops, Hires Medicaid Expert Ashley Gray (MPP'14)

Washington, DC
April 13, 2015

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Ashley Gray joins Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) today as the national trade
association’s new director of federal policy. In this role, Ms. Gray will serve as the
organization’s lead for all policy and regulatory issues that affect the Medicaid managed care

Ms. Gray comes to MHPA from Avalere Health, a DC-based health care consulting firm. There
she provided strategic health reform implementation support to life sciences and health
plans, with a particular focus on state and federal Medicaid policy issues. Prior to Avalere,
she served as an intern in the former Medicaid and Duals Policy Unit at Anthem, Inc., where
she focused on health reform implementation, Medicaid expansion, and managed long-term
services and supports. Ms. Gray received her master of public policy in health policy from the
Thomas Jefferson Program for Public Policy at the College of William and Mary and was a
Chancellor’s Scholar at Vanderbilt University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in
English, philosophy, and public policy.

“We’re extremely fortunate to count Ashley’s keen understanding of Medicaid policy as a
most valuable asset,” said Jeff M. Myers, president and CEO of MHPA. “She’ll be a core
member of the team by providing the substance behind our communications and government
affairs work as we advocate for our member plans and the populations in need
that they serve.”

Ms. Gray can be reached at

About MHPA
Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) is the leading national trade association solely
focused on representing the universe of Medicaid health plans. MHPA works on behalf of 123
commercial and non-profit plans that serve over 20 million lives in 33 states and D.C. MHPA
provides advocacy and research that support policy solutions to enhance the delivery of
quality care to disadvantaged Americans. For more information, visit

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