Maria Montanaro is a Director within Navigant’s Government Healthcare Solutions practice. She has provided executive leadership to health plans, primary care provider groups, integrated networks, and state departments of health and human services. Maria has planned state and organizational budgets, set strategy, led mergers, developed policies, implemented programs and participated in Medicaid reform initiatives. Her expertise spans both the medical and behavioral health fields. Maria has developed integrated medical health systems and value based payment strategies for provider organizations and managed care plans. Maria's work has been at the forefront of innovation in healthcare delivery system, including pioneering models of chronic disease management, patient centered medical homes, EHR adoption, facilities redesign, outcome measurement, value based payments and MCO/ACO development. She has worked closely with state and national legislatures, governmental agencies and local communities. Maria is regarded as a trusted leader and expert in the field of community oriented primary care and public health policy.