Marc Thibodeau has nearly 30 years of experience in health and human services, including 10 years as assistant general counsel at the Massachusetts state welfare and Medicaid agencies. He was the legal advisor to the Massachusetts Medicaid’s Revenue Maximization workgroup from 1995 to 1998, and moved to the Medical School in 1998 to continue the development of the health care financing program, which is the Commonwealth’s public resource dedicated to federal revenue generation and cost savings related to the Medicaid program.
During his tenure, the Medical School's health care financing activities have not only expanded to other states but have also become responsibility for some core state operations, most notably the administration of the State Supplement Program, the Commonwealth’s largest cash supplement program, on behalf of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Thibodeau continues to forge working relationships with other public medical schools and public universities nationally to help foster development of Medicaid agency-medical school partnerships. These partnerships aim to facilitate transfer of clinical, research, and policy supports available at professional schools to state human service agencies.
Thibodeau holds a master's degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also attended Boston College, where he earned both a law degree and a bachelor's degree in history and political science.