Cindy Mann Bio

Cindy Mann, J.D. 

Cindy Mann, J.D. 

CMS Deputy Administrator/Director
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Cindy Mann, J.D. has served as the Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since June 2009. As CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of CMCS, Cindy is responsible for the development and implementation of national policies governing Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and works closely with states as they design and administer their Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Prior to her return to CMS in 2009, Cindy served as a research professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and was the Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Institute. Her work at Georgetown focused on health coverage, financing, and access issues affecting low-income populations and states. She was also a senior advisor at the Kaiser Commission in Medicaid and the Uninsured. Cindy served as Director of the Family and Children’s Health Programs Group in CMS’ (then HCFA’s) Center for Medicaid and State Operations (now CMCS) from 1999 – 2001, where she played a key role in implementing the SCHIP program and led the center’s broader work on Medicaid policies affecting children and families. Before joining HCFA in 1999, Cindy directed the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' federal and state health policy work. She also has extensive state-level experience, having worked on health care, welfare, and public finance issues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.

Cindy received a law degree from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Cornell University.