The Shumlin administration has shipped another of its key players to the new, independent board created to oversee watershed reforms to the state’s health care system.
Anya Rader, formerly the special assistant to the governor, was named chairwoman of the five-member Green Mountain Care Board last month. On Thursday, administration officials announced that Georgia Maheras, deputy commissioner for health care administration, will leave her administration post to become executive director of the new panel.
“The Board has to do an extraordinary amount of work to do in a short time; we are lucky to have the help someone with Georgia’s energy and expertise,” Rader said in a statement.
Maheras will be the senior staff person at the board, supporting the work of board members.
Before taking a position with the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration earlier this year Maheras worked as a health care attorney and advocate, according to an administration release.
David Martini, a BISHCA attorney, will assume the role of acting deputy commissioner for health care administration.
“We are sorry to be losing Georgia’s services at BISHCA, but fortunate to have David Martini available to step into the HCA role,” Kimbell said in a statement. “This change is a good example of the flexibility we will be using to put the right people in the right positions to best achieve health care reform for Vermont.”