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Nancy Smith-Leslie
Senior Consultant, Sellers Dorsey at Former Medicaid Director, New Mexico


Prior to joining Sellers Dorsey as a Senior Consultant, Nancy Smith-Leslie served as the Director of the Medical Assistance Division of the New Mexico Human Services Department and managed the State’s $5.7 billion Medicaid program. She has 14 years of experience in management of public health care programs, serving in various capacities within the Division before becoming Director. Prior to the Director position, Nancy served as the Deputy Director of the Division for three years with oversight of the managed care contracts and implementation of the 1115 demonstration waiver known as Centennial Care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and recently completed a year-long fellowship with the Medicaid Leadership Institute, sponsored by the National Governor’s Association and the Center for Health Care Strategies.  As part of her fellowship, Smith-Leslie established a strategy to advance value-based purchasing arrangements with the Medicaid managed care organizations.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Medicaid Managed Care 2.0: Fulfilling the Promise