Maureen-Hensley Quinn, Senior Director, at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) leads the Coverage, Cost and Value team that focuses on states’ efforts to finance, provide, and improve coverage and care through public and publicly subsidized health programs. Maureen leads and participates in multiple projects that support states working to ensure people across ages and incomes have access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage and care. She also supports NASHP’s Center on Prescription Drug Pricing and directs the Center on Health System Costs, both of which aim to provide states with policies, research, analysis, and strategy for lowering and containing high health care costs. In addition to research and analysis of federal and state laws and regulations, Maureen has designed and implemented technical assistance for states that includes state-to-state peer learning activities.

Prior to joining the staff of NASHP in 2007, Maureen worked at a national non-profit organization focused on the public’s access to health care through analysis of Medicaid and state and federal transportation policies. Maureen started her career as a Mediator and Legal Analyst within the Insurance Division of the Massachusetts State Attorney General’s Office where she provided education to consumers and advocated on their behalf for improved treatment and coverage, particularly in health care. Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Merrimack College in Massachusetts and earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the John W. McCormack School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.