Melissa A Schober
Lead Policy Analyst
Melissa Schober, MPM, is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Ms. Schober has more than 10 years of years experience in health policy. Her experience includes policy and regulatory design and implementation; public health advocacy; and the provision of technical assistance to managed care organizations, state Medicaid agencies, provider associations, and family and consumer-led organizations. She has worked with states to develop 2703 Health Homes, 1915(i) state plan amendments, and 1915(b) and (c) waivers to expand the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services to children, youth, and their families. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Ms. Schober served as the Director, Office of School Health, at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) where she was responsible for improving the health of all school-aged children by strategically integrating public health activities carried out in school settings with ongoing statewide delivery system reforms. From 2010-2014, she served as Director of Medicaid Policy for the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration where she focused on expanding access to publicly funded mental health, integrating mental health and substance use services, and on increasing care coordination for individuals with chronic conditions. Ms. Schober received her Bachelor of Art degree from University of St. Joseph in West Harford, Connecticut and her Master of Public Management in Health Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.