Jennifer Kent has been a principal with HMA’s Sacramento office since 2011. Jennifer served in California state government for nearly seven years, and comes to HMA from California’s Department of Health Care Services where she has most recently served as the Associate Director responsible for implementing state and national health reform initiatives for Medi-Cal. Jennifer has also coordinated stakeholder involvement, and issues of other affected state departments, in the implementation of California’s comprehensive 1115 waiver, and provided policy and strategic advice on fiscal and budgetary matters. Prior to this assignment, Jennifer served as the Deputy Legislative Secretary in the Office of the Governor. In this post, Jennifer was Governor Schwarzenegger’s lead policy and strategic advisor on California’s Health Exchange legislation, and served as the legislative lead for all matters pertaining to health, human services, managed care, revenue and taxation, health-related boards, and veteran affairs. Jennifer also worked extensively on the state budget issues and negotiations involving the health and human services assignment. Before joining the Office of the Governor, Jennifer served in both the California Health and Human Services Agency and the California Department of Health Services. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Saint Mary’s College of California and her Master’s in Public Administration degree at the University of Southern California.
Princeton Conference XIX: May 24, 2012