Judith Baker is a Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is an experienced health care executive, policy-maker, consultant, and former lawmaker. She has also taught health policy, systems, and economics at Washington University in St Louis and two other institutions. Recently, she founded a nonprofit, SEED Success, to address poverty, positive youth development, and the asset gap in her community.
Judith’s executive positions (CEO and COO) include public and private integrated health care delivery systems and while a state lawmaker in the Missouri General Assembly from 2005-2009, she was ranking member of the budget, health care, and education committees. From 2009-2012, she served as the Regional Director, Region VII, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the office of the Secretary. As a consultant, she has subject matter expertise in health care reform and technology, innovative health care payment models (Value-Based Pymts, ACOs, Medical Homes, Bundled Payments, etc.), as well as social entrepreneurship.
Honors include being selected as an “Emerging Health Care Leader” by the National Council of State Legislators and Outstanding Alumni, University of Missouri. Judy was elected as the Democratic nominee in Missouri for U.S. Congress and State Treasurer. She has been frequent guest speaker on health care and policy issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for the Missouri Foundation for Health, a conversion foundation.
Judith has a MHA in Health Care Management and Informatics from University of Missouri.