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Vikki Wachino

Founder and Executive Director, Health and Reentry Project

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Vikki Wachino, M.P.P., founded the Health and Reentry Project (HARP) and is its executive director. She has dedicated her career to leading and inspiring organizations that advance policy change to improve the lives of people in need. Prior to founding HARP, Wachino served as deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There, she oversaw the implementation of major Affordable Care Act coverage expansions and groundbreaking new policies related to mental health, managed care, delivery system reform and substance use disorder. Her early career included stints at the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Wachino earned an M.P.P. degree from Harvard University and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.