Michelle Probert

Director of Strategic Initiatives, MaineCare

Michelle Probert joined Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services in February 2011 as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid Program.  Michelle is leading the Department’s Value-Based Purchasing Strategy as well as its effort to restructure the MaineCare Non-Emergency Transportation system.

In Massachusetts, Michelle led cross-Secretariat teams to define services and reform reimbursement and contracting for over $700 million in human services as Purchase of Service Policy and Pricing Manager for Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health & Human Services.  At the Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program, Michelle coordinated a statewide re-procurement and managed the refinement of WIC funding, needs assessment, and caseload allocation methodologies.  Michelle began her career as a family advocate for homeless women and children.  She has a Master’s in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.