Columbia University, MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Texas A&M University, BA, Political Science
Marisa is based in Austin, supporting the Texas-based National Consulting practice. She provides strategic assistance to Sellers Dorsey clients using her in-depth knowledge of managed care and Medicaid policy.
Marisa comes to us with extensive experience in state and federal Medicaid programs and policies. For over 10 years, Marisa worked for the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the state agency responsible for Texas’s Medicaid program. She most recently served as a Senior Manager for Medicaid-CHIP Policy and Program Development, where she led a team responsible for program and policy development, oversight, and implementation of multiple managed care and fee-for-service programs and initiatives. During her tenure at HHSC, Marisa was also a Senior Policy Advisor for Medicaid-CHIP Operations. In this role, she managed key Medicaid initiatives such as the transition of Medicaid nursing facility services from fee-for-service to managed care and the implementation of STAR Health, a Medicaid managed care program for children in foster care.