Sellers Dorsey is thrilled to announce Matt Salo, former Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) will be bringing his expertise in health care policy to the firm as a Senior Strategic Advisor. Mr. Salo is a nationally recognized expert in Medicaid, state government, health care reform, and long term care. Leveraging his unique experience in government relations and health care, he will provide subject matter expertise for a variety of client engagements.
Prior to joining Sellers Dorsey, Mr. Salo was the founding Executive Director of NAMD, having started the association in 2011, and serving in that role for over 11 years. During his tenure, he propagated NAMD’s mission to develop a community for state leaders to share best practices and develop a unified voice to communicate and collaborate with Congress, the Administration, and other key national stakeholders. Mr. Salo built NAMD from a team of one two a full-time complement of 10 staff.
“We are so excited to have someone who is passionate about health care join our team,” noted Marty Sellers, Co-founder and CEO of Sellers Dorsey. “With Matt’s unique perspective and background, I’m confident he will be invaluable to our firm and our clients.”
“I am eager to get started and help advance Sellers Dorsey’s mission-driven work of making health care accessible to those who need it most,” said Mr. Salo. “I’m delighted to join this dynamic team of Medicaid experts and help clients come up with the creative solutions they’re looking for so they can better serve their communities.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Salo spent 12 years at the National Governors Association, where he worked on the Governors’ health care and human services reform agendas. Notably, he helped get legislative approval of more than $100 billion in state fiscal relief during the Great Recession. He was recognized by the National Academy of State Health Policy as its 2022 Academy Award Winner for a lifetime of contributions to health policy. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.