Kate Russell's work is focused on state long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy since coming to UMass Medical School in 2011. She brings expertise in services for elders and people with disabilities, LTSS balancing initiatives, and stakeholder engagement.
Ms. Russell has worked on state-level policy development and implementation for several Medicaid initiatives, including the Dual Eligibles Demonstration, Balancing Incentive Program, Money Follows the Person, the State Profile Tool Grant, and the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Grant. She provides states with expertise in the areas of policy development, project implementation, project management, stakeholder engagement, outreach campaigns, shared learning opportunities including online trainings. Ms. Russell is knowledgeable about federal and state LTSS programs, and helps states improve and maintain LTSS quality and access.
Previously, Ms. Russell worked as a graduate research assistant for the Institute for Community Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Boston.
Ms. Russell holds a master’s degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Massachusetts - Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Communication Disorders from Florida State University.