Kate McEvoy is the Director of the Division of Health Services at the Department of Social Services, and is responsible for administration of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and transportation benefits for over 785,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Related, she oversees health policy aspects of Connecticut Medicaid's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Administrative Services Organization contracts and associated special projects, including the Person-Centered Medical Home initiative, Rewards to Quit (incentive-based tobacco cessation program) and the State Innovation Model Test Grant PCMH+ Program. She is also responsible for oversight of diverse aspects of the Connecticut Strategic Rebalancing Plan, including the Money Follows the Person Program, State Balancing Incentive Payments Program, nursing home diversification and workforce initiatives. In this work, Kate is particularly interested in the intersection of law and medicine with respect to person-centeredness, autonomy in decision-making and dignity of risk. Kate is the Department's lead liaison to the Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council and the State Innovation Model Steering Committee. She is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medicaid Directors and a member of the Steering Committee of the Reforming States Group. Kate is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Economics and English, received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and graduated from the CHCS/NGA Medicaid Leadership Institute.