Trish Riley, MS

Executive Director
National Academy for State Health Policy
10 Free Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207/874-6524
Assistant: Cindy O'Connell
Phone: 207/822-3935

Trish Riley, MS, is executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and president of its corporate board. She helped build NASHP as chief executive officer from 1988 to 2003.

Previously she was a senior fellow at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, and a lecturer in State Health Policy at George Washington University.

From 2003 to 2011 she served as director of Governor Baldacci's Office of Health Policy and Finance, leading the effort to develop a comprehensive, coordinated health system in Maine including access to affordable health insurance. She was the principal architect of Dirigo Health Reform and served as the state's liaison to the federal government and Congress, particularly during deliberations around national health reform. She chaired the Governor's Steering Committee on Health Reform to develop a plan to implement the Affordable Care Act in Maine.

Ms. Riley has also held appointive positions under five Maine governors – directing the aging office, Medicaid and state health agencies, and health planning and licensing programs.

Ms. Riley has published and presented widely about state health reform. She serves as a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, the National Academy for Social Insurance, and the Board of Directors of Maine's Co-Op insurance plan. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Subcommittee on Creating an External Environment for Quality. She also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Ms. Riley holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Maine.

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