Marsha Lillie-Blanton, DrPH, is a public health professional with more than 30 years of experience working on health and health care access issues facing vulnerable populations. During those years, she has worked in government, philanthropy and academia. She currently holds a part-time faculty position with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, she served as Chief Quality Officer and Director of the Division of Quality and Health Outcomes of the CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services where she directed federal quality measurement and improvement efforts. Prior to her position with the federal government, she worked as a vice-president with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation where she supported the efforts of state officials, health provider organizations and communities in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health care access and quality.