Meredith Wurden

Senior Strategic Advisor

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University of Michigan, MPP, Public Policy
University of Michigan, MPH, Public Health
University of California – San Diego, BA, Urban Studies and Planning

Current Responsibility

Meredith Wurden uses her expertise in California waivers, fiscal policy development, and strategy to provide guidance and support to clients and engagement teams with a focus on waiver management.


Meredith Wurden offers significant knowledge and experience to Sellers Dorsey clients based on her time with the Medi-Cal program. She previously worked with Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), where her responsibilities included policy development and fiscal strategy. Prior to joining PHC, Meredith worked for the State of California for nearly a decade. From 2013 to 2015, Meredith served as Assistant Deputy Director of Health Care Financing at the California Department of Health Care Services. In this role, Meredith oversaw major financing, policy and ongoing rate development for Medi-Cal health plans, waiver programs, and other providers. Meredith also served for over seven years with the California State Legislature covering health issues as a principal fiscal and policy analyst for the non-partisan California Legislative Analyst’s Office, and as Deputy Director at the California Senate Office of Research.