Johanna Barraza-Cannon is a Director in ATI's State Program and Policy Practice. She brings 25 years of experience in health and human services policy, finance, strategy, and operations to ATI. Barraza-Cannon has extensive experience in Medicaid and CHIP policy and operations; analyzing health care regulations, statutes, and policy issues; helping policymakers design major health care reforms; developing strategy and facilitating decision-making; conducting research and data analysis; developing white papers, briefs and expert reports; engaging stakeholders; and budget and finance.
Barraza-Cannon has also led projects related to behavioral health; health-related social needs; health equity; health information technology and health information exchange; telehealth; and healthcare for vulnerable populations (low-income, ACEs, FQHCs), tribal health, and elderly and disabled.
Barraza-Cannon brings state, federal, and private sector experience to ATI Advisory. She most recently led projects with federal clients at MITRE Corporation. Prior to that at Navigant Consulting she worked with state Medicaid and health and human services clients, health plans, and other clients. She served as the interim Medicaid director for South Dakota and has federal experience as the Policy Director for the Office of Health Information Technology at HRSA and as a Technical Director in the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at CMS.
Barraza-Cannon holds an MPP from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Reed College.