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MaryAnne Lindeblad - BSN, MPH

MaryAnne Lindeblad BSN, MPH

MaryAnne Lindeblad, BSN, MPH, now retired, spent the majority of her career working in various health related positions for the Department of Social and Health Services and the Washington State Health Care Authority. She served in a variety of positions culminating as the state Medicaid Director for 9 years. Her leadership spanned most aspects of health care including acute care, long-term care, behavioral health care, oral health, eldercare and services for people with disabilities.

Prior to her appointment as State Medicaid Director, Lindeblad served for two years as the Assistant Secretary for Aging and Disability Services Administration for the Department of Social and Health Services. She also served as Director of the Health Care Services division of the Medicaid program. She held a variety of leadership positions over the years, including Assistant Administrator of the Public Employees Benefits Board. During the 1990s, Lindeblad also worked in the private sector, serving as Director of Operations for Unified Physicians of Washington.

In 2010, Lindeblad was selected for the inaugural class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute. In 2015, she was inducted into the Eastern Washington University Chapter of the Upsilon Phi Delta Society. And in 2019 was honored by the University of Washington School of Nursing as one of 100 Distinguished Nurse Influencers in the state. She also chaired the executive committee for the National Academy for State Health Policy, and served on the board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. She served in a leadership role setting up two free medical clinics in the Olympia area.

Lindeblad holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington.