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Vikki Wachino

CEO, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services


Vikki Wachino CEO of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, has worked for more than 25 years to advance stronger health care systems for low-income people in the U.S. She is the former deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for which she oversaw all policy and operations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and led historic efforts to expand Medicaid coverage, reduce the nation’s uninsured rate, and strengthen state health care delivery systems. Ms. Wachino is the author of many publications on Medicaid coverage and financing and speaks frequently on these topics, including in testimony before Congress. She is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Mount Holyoke College.