Judy Baker

MHA | Columbia, Missouri, Term: 2018–2020

Judy Baker is an experienced health care executive, policymaker, consultant, adjunct professor, and health economist, as well as a former lawmaker. Currently she serves as a senior fellow for the Governing Institute, lending her expertise in health and human services, health IT, and Pay for Success policy initiatives. Her executive positions include public and private integrated health care delivery systems. While a state lawmaker from 2005-2009, she was ranking member of the budget, health care, and education committees in the Missouri General Assembly, after which she was a Democratic nominee for Congress. From 2009-2012, she served as the regional director, Region 7, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Secretary. Judy currently consults for a health care IT startup and a biotech startup, as well as governmental agencies and foundations on policy development and innovative models for financing social entrepreneurship. She has subject matter expertise in health reform, innovative health care payment models (ACOs, Medical Homes, Bundled Payments, etc.) and Pay for Success policy. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on health care and policy issues.