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Meghan Groen, Senior Deputy Director, Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration

Meghan Groen is the senior deputy director for the Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration (BPHASA) for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she oversees Michigan’s Medicaid program, services for those with developmental disabilities, and long-term care and aging programs.

Groen has 20 years of experience in government, policy and nonprofit administration and previously served as senior advisor to MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel.

She also previously served as deputy policy director and health policy advisor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, where she helped oversee creation of the Healthy Moms Healthy Babies initiative to address health disparities among women and infants. Prior to that, she started her own consulting firm, served as director of government relations for Planned Parenthood Advocates/Affiliates of Michigan and worked as a policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives Majority Policy Office.

She received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and English from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University in Illinois.

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