The Hilltop Institute at UMBC is pleased to announce that Martha H. Somerville, JD, MPH, is the new director of its Hospital Community Benefit Program. Somerville is a senior policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute and has devoted much of her time to the program since its inception in 2010. She is co-author of the program’s issue briefs and is actively involved in the program’s newsletter.
Somerville has been at Hilltop for 15 years, where she has authored or contributed to state administrative regulations, program evaluations, state agency reports to legislative committees, and policy briefs. In addition, she has led or participated in various Hilltop projects, including tax return-based outreach to Medicaid/CHIP-eligible but uninsured children, “Express Lane” eligibility, Medicaid cost sharing, nonprofit hospital governance, regulatory oversight of private health insurance premiums, qualification review of managed care organization (MCO) applicant health plans, and support for Maryland health care reform.
Somerville replaces Donna Folkemer, who moved into the position of director of long-term services and supports policy and research at Hilltop. Folkemer remains a consultant to the program.
Somerville can be contacted at 410.455.6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.