In January 2019, Governor Mike DeWine appointed Maureen Corcoran to assume responsibility as the Director of Medicaid. Previous public service included three prior stints in state government: Assistant Deputy and Acting Deputy for Medicaid at the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Human Services Policy Advisor to Ohio Governor Richard Celeste, and Chief of the Office of Healthcare Cost Containment policy for the Ohio Department of Health.
Prior to joining the DeWine Administration, Ms. Corcoran was the President and Founder of Vorys Health Care Advisors (VHCA), a health care policy consulting firm. She began her care as a nurse serving as Assistant Director of Nursing for University Hospitals in Cleveland, and Clinical Instructor for Case Western Reserve University. She earned a master’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance, both from Case Western Reserve University.
Ms. Corcoran has been honored in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health. In 2016, she was honored by the national association of providers of services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (American Network of Community Options and Resources, ANCOR) with the ANCOR Legacy Award, which recognizes individuals as “the most influential leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities”. In 2019, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Ohio chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, the organization of family members and other advocates of those with serious mental illness.