Mark Thomas is a director at Guidehouse and a leader for the Health segment’s state government health services. With nearly 30 years of experience across local, state, and national healthcare settings, he is an expert in Medicaid and long-term services and supports for people with disabilities and is the immediate past Board President of the National Association of State Developmental Disability Directors. An accomplished leader, Thomas has worked extensively across Medicaid and state agencies and with healthcare providers on a wide range of contracts, procurement, plan development, and performance improvement efforts. As the Deputy Secretary/COO of the LDH, he provided direct oversight of Louisiana’s statewide public health, behavioral health, aging, disability, and adult services, and publicly operated facilities, and was coordinator for the statewide Human Services Interagency Council.
Thomas is focused on developing innovative solutions to national challenges at the intersection of Medicaid, aging, developmental disabilities, and public health.