Dr. Mandy CohenMandy Cohen, MD, former Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for CMS in Washington, started her new position as Secretary of NC Department of Health and Human Services this week. Dr. Cohen was tapped by Governor Roy Cooper to lead the agency’s 15,000 employees and oversee an annual budget of $20 billion.
Prior to her role as COO at CMS, Dr. Cohen held positions in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS and the CMS Innovation Center. She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Cohen is married to Sam Cohen, a health care regulatory lawyer, and has two daughters.