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.