Inform USA Webinar: Unwinding Medicaid and SNAP After COVID-19 Pandemic
Senior Research Associate
Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families (CCF)
Allie Gardner is the Senior Research Associate at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families (CCF). Her work focuses on eligibility and enrollment policy, with a current emphasis on unwinding the COVID-19 continuous coverage protection. She also works on Medicaid section 1115 demonstration policies. Allie served as CCF’s Graduate Research Intern before her current role. Before joining CCF, she worked on domestic health policy at a state children’s hospital, as well as foreign economic policy issues, while serving in the public sector. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown’s McCourt School and a BS in Economics from the University of Alabama, specializing in Public Policy and Law.
Director of Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Jennifer Wagner is the Director of Medicaid Eligibility & Enrollment with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She focuses on how policy, operations, and technology can improve the enrollment experience for clients and staff and ensure more eligible individuals access needed supports. She also advances policies to increase coordination among public benefit programs, including SNAP, WIC, and TANF. Previously, she was an Associate Director with the Illinois Department of Human Services, where she was responsible for SNAP and TANF policy and oversaw local office operations statewide. Jennifer played a major role in the modernization of policy, business processes, and technology in connection with Affordable Care Act implementation in Illinois. She was also a Skadden Fellow at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. She is a 2008 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.