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Eleanor Beaber

Eleanor Beaber

Director of Social Impact Strategy

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Eleanor leads Community & State’s social impact investment strategy to address critical public health issues, improve community health, advance housing first solutions, and build health, social service, and community capacity. She manages a $9M social impact investment portfolio, develops strategy tools and resources, and scopes investment opportunities. She represents UnitedHealthcare on key committees and working groups such as the Just in Reach Pay for Success Executive Steering Committee and the Appalachian Funders Network Health Working Group. Eleanor has worked at UnitedHealthcare for five years. Before coming to UnitedHealthcare, Eleanor managed a research-based public health program at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Science/Public Health from Northeastern University and a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University.

Andy McMahon

Andy McMahon

Vice President, Health and Human Services Policy

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Andy McMahon is the Vice President of Health and Human Services Policy at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves nearly 6.4 million Medicaid members in 32 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group, a health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. In his current role, Andy focuses on integrating and leveraging affordable housing and human services to provide better care at lower costs for populations with complex health needs. Andy works with UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plans and the myConnections™ team, and his portfolio includes policy and program work in affordable and supportive housing, criminal justice, child welfare, and social impact investment. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Andy worked at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) for 15 years, most recently as the Vice President for Policy and External Affairs. At CSH, Andy led an array of national, state, and local efforts to align systems and integrate resources to create supportive housing opportunities for vulnerable populations. Andy also led CSH's work to develop Pay for Success and impact investing models for supportive housing. Prior to CSH, Andy held positions in both state and local government, as a lobbyist for state housing and community development agencies in Washington, D.C., and helped found and was the first executive director of a non-profit housing organization in Minnesota.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

Vice President, Policy, Health and Human Services

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Kevin Moore is the Vice President of Policy for Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves nearly 6.4 million Medicaid members in 32 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. As Vice President of Health and Human Services, Kevin focuses on the development of sustainable interventions that improve the health of those we serve by identifying and addressing social, economic, workforce, transportation and nutritional barriers. Prior to this role, Kevin served as Senior Vice President of Medicaid Strategy for Aurora Health Care. Before joining Aurora Health Care, Kevin was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to serve as Wisconsin’s Medicaid Director and Administrator of the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability in the Department of Health Services (DHS). Kevin has served on a several boards and committees including the Waste, Fraud and Abuse Elimination Task Force, the State Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SCAODA), and the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Board. Kevin holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He, his wife Heidi, and daughter Scout reside in Madison, WI.

Samantha O'Leary

Samantha O'Leary

Vice President, Public Market Strategy

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Samantha O’Leary is Vice President of Public Market Strategy at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves 6.4 million Medicaid members in 32 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. In her role, Samantha serves as a policy expert on the emerging policy trends blending Medicaid and commercial insurance markets, including personal responsibility models and Medicaid buyin concepts. With nearly a decade health policy experience focused on the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid program, she has developed expertise in a series of policy-focused roles across business development and consulting. Samantha is dedicated to her community and volunteers with several non-profits in the Washington, D.C. region, including the Junior League of Washington and Edu-Futuro. Samantha holds a Master of Public Policy degree from American University’s School of Public Affairs, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from Gettysburg College.

Allison Rizer

Allison Rizer

Vice President, Strategy & Health Policy-Medicare/Medicaid Integration

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Allison Rizer, MHS, MBA is Vice President of Strategy & Health Policy at UnitedHealthcare where she focuses on issues related to Medicare-Medicaid integration. In this capacity, Allison addresses and anticipates the evolving policy landscape in an effort to promote sustainable solutions to serve individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. She is a champion of policy and program design efforts both internally and externally that minimize burdens and barriers for dual eligibles navigating the complex healthcare and social services systems. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Allison worked with The Lewin Group, a healthcare and human services policy consulting firm. While at Lewin, Allison’s work focused on vulnerable, aging populations. She led numerous projects with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Office on Women’s Health involving the Medicare population and older lesbian and bisexual women. Her work at Lewin strived to improve health outcomes and programmatic experiences for these individuals. Allison has a Master of Health Science in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare from University of St. Thomas.

Nicole Truhe

Nicole Truhe

Director of Thought Leadership

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Nicole Truhe is the Director of Thought Leadership at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves 6.4 million Medicaid members in 32 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. As the Director of Thought Leadership, Nicole leads the development and management of thought leadership strategies for the organization, specifically focusing on emerging health and human services policy and practice trends and business growth opportunities. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Nicole served as the Government Affairs Director for America Forward where she led policy strategy and advocacy efforts related to Pay for Success/evidencebased policy, workforce development, career and technical education, higher education, and social innovation. Nicole also worked for over a decade at a national child welfare and children’s mental health non-profit where she advocated for policy and funding changes in the child welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid/children’s mental health, and innovative financing policy areas. Nicole has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and a Master’s in Public Administration/Public Policy from the University of Memphis.

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