Columbia University, MPH, Health Policy and Management
University of Michigan, BBA, Business Administration
Deborah Kozick supports the firm by providing strategic guidance for our clients and serving as Project Director on various Medicaid financing projects. She is an experienced advisor to State Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and providers on strategies for formalizing and scaling partnerships and implementation practices to address social determinants of health.
Deborah joined Sellers Dorsey with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing innovative care delivery programs related to digital community resource platforms and value-based payment initiatives. Deborah served as Associate Director, Delivery System Reform, at Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) in New Jersey, where she helped address social determinants of health by supporting health plan partnerships through innovative Medicaid managed care policy and contracting strategies. Before that role, Deborah was a Senior Program Officer at CHCS. Notably, she led technical assistance for 38 states participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation’s State Innovation Model initiative as they designed and tested pioneering care delivery and value-based payment models to achieve the quadruple aim. Before her time at CHCS, Deborah worked for NYC Health + Hospitals as Director, Patient-Centered Medical Home Program & Connectx. During her tenure, she guided the application process for 37 primary care sites recognized by NCQA as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Additionally, Deborah was responsible for identifying and implementing operational best practices for enhanced access to NYC Health + Hospitals’ ambulatory care services and defined performance measurement dashboards to monitor improvements.