Judith Cash leads the agency’s work on Medicaid demonstrations and waivers authorized under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act.
Prior to assuming the role of Acting Director, Judith served as the Deputy Director for Policy in SDG and, before that, had led CMCS’ work on Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. Before arriving at CMS in 2012, Judith had spent most of her career in Virginia, working to ensure access to health care for low income and other vulnerable children and families. She was the Deputy Director at the Virginia Health Care Foundation, where, among other things, she led the Foundation’s grant making and strategic partnerships. She also led the Foundation’s work on Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment, and served as Chair of the Virginia General Assembly’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee. Judith also served as President and CEO of CHIP of Virginia, was Health Policy Analyst for the Virginia General Assembly’s Commission on Youth, and Executive Director of the Children’s AIDs Network.