Hemi Tewarson, Acting Director, NGA Center for Best Practices’ Health Division
Hemi Tewarson serves as the acting director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Health Division. Ms. Tewarson oversees all division projects which include Medicaid transformation and coverage, private health insurance, Medicaid data systems, state leadership and health care delivery and payment system reform.
Prior to joining NGA, Ms. Tewarson served as senior attorney for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). There she advised the health care team in the preparation of reports and testimonies for the Congress on a broad range of issues, with a particular focus on Medicaid. Prior to GAO, Ms. Tewarson was in private practice as a health policy attorney where she advised states, associations, hospitals and health systems and other providers across the country on a broad range of issues. A primary focus of her practice was working with state officials on reforming their Medicaid programs.
Ms. Tewarson holds a J.D. and a master’s degree in public health from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.