“CNSI, a leading business solutions provider in developing and delivering innovative health information technology solutions, announced today that Verlon Johnson, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare programs and policy, has joined the company. Johnson will serve as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, where she will play a critical role in helping to develop and implement CNSI’s growth strategy. Johnson comes to CNSI with extensive Medicaid and Medicare experience, and healthcare expertise in state, federal, and commercial healthcare markets.”
“Prior to joining CNSI, Johnson served as Vice President, Health Care Policy and Program Management for IBM Watson Health’s Government Health and Human Services business group. At IBM, she managed a portfolio of projects totaling more than $50 million and provided strategic direction for innovation and improvements to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance through financing, payment incentives, quality, and value-based care design consulting services.”
“Before joining IBM Watson Health, Johnson had 23 years of experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Most recently, she served as CMS Associate Consortium Administrator and Deputy to the Consortium Administrator for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Operations. Johnson also held several other leadership roles at HHS and CMS, including serving as the interim HHS Region V Regional Director and the CMS Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services Deputy Center Director; as the Associate Regional Administrator for the Division of Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations and the Division of Medicare Operations; and as the Region III Regional Administrator. Johnson holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.”
“Verlon has a strong track record of advancing innovative healthcare solutions and outcomes through improvements in financing, quality, and cost,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, CNSI. “Her experience and expertise will help us shape our strategy, products, and solutions to meet our clients’ current and future needs…” Read the full press release here.
Source: National Healthcare Expert Verlon Johnson Joins CNSI as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy – November 9, 2020. CNSI.
- Last Fall, CNSI recruited Bob McCord to serve as President and COO and Kelly Schlageter joined as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. This was just a year removed from adding highly respected industry leader, Todd Stottlemyer. Building on these hires, this executive team has been busy in 2020, adding several strategic leaders to the team, to include adding industry leader Mike Jin as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, and nationally recognized Medicaid Policy and Technology expert Heidi Robbins Brown as Vice President of Medicaid Policy and Programs.
- Melissa Fannin, also recruited in 2019 to serve as Senior Vice President, Federal Business Development, was recently named to the 2021 FedHealthIT100.
- CNSI was recently named to the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.