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Donna Frescatore

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Services

Donna Frescatore brings 40 years of experience in health insurance program administration and management. She has dedicated her career to the healthcare field, with an emphasis on developing and implementing health policy and financing strategies to expand access to care and improve quality.

Donna joined Maximus in July 2022 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she oversees the market strategy for U.S. Services and assesses emerging policy, legislation, and trends to enhance the service offerings Maximus provides to its state partners.

Prior to joining Maximus, Donna had a distinguished career in state government. She twice served as New York State’s Medicaid Director overseeing the Medicaid program and was responsible for the health coverage of more than 8 million low-income New Yorkers.

Donna’s commitment to her work is rooted in her dedication to ensuring individuals and families have access to the quality, affordable health coverage they deserve. Notably, in 2013, Donna launched New York’s fully integrated health insurance marketplace, known as NY State of Health. Under her leadership as Executive Director, NY State of Health was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful marketplaces with the uninsured rate reaching the lowest level on record. During her tenure in NYS, Donna also served as Assistant Secretary of Health responsible for developing and implementing state health policy.