Andrea Maresca joined Thorn Run Partners in February 2018, bringing extensive federal, state and non-profit health policy experience, particularly in relation to the Medicaid program. Ms. Maresca possesses a unique perspective on the intersection of federal and state health care policy and programs. During her nearly two decades in the field, she has earned a reputation as an insightful analyst and strategic thinker with the ability to develop, communicate, and advance bipartisan policy solutions.
Prior to Thorn Run Partners, Ms. Maresca served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—first in the Office of Legislation, then as Special Assistant and Advisor to the Deputy Administrator. In this role, she provided strategic counsel and helped to advance several of the agency’s top priorities early in the Trump Administration.
Before joining CMS, Ms. Maresca spent nearly ten years at the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) and National Governors Association (NGA). As the Director of Federal Policy and Strategy at NAMD, she solidified the organization as the go-to source for analysis and perspectives on critical issues facing state Medicaid programs during implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As the Legislative Director for Health Policy at NGA, Ms. Maresca helped to forge bipartisan positions and support governors on major federal legislation and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, the Recovery Act of 2009, and reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 2007.
Ms. Maresca has also held positions with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and the National Association of Community Health Centers, and as a speechwriter and legislative staffer for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. She first came to Washington, D.C., as a Mickey Leland Hunger Fellow.
Ms. Maresca earned her Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.