Medicaid Leadership

Patrick Gillies
Medicaid Executive Director

Dr. Marcus Bachhuber
Chief Medical Officer

Tara Leblanc
Medicaid Deputy Director - Eligibility Division

Michael Boutte
Medicaid Deputy Director - Program Operations and Compliance Division

Kelly Zimmerman
Interim Medicaid Deputy Director - Policy, Waivers and Public Affairs Division

Daniel Cocran
Chief Financial OfficerEmail: 

Mitzi Hochheiser
Chief Technology Officer

The Medicaid Quality Committee, which includes medical directors of the managed care organizations (MCO), seeks to improve and maintain the quality of the state's Medicaid Program by contributing specialized knowledge and experience to that available within the Medicaid Program, providing a two-way channel of communication with the individuals, organizations and institutions in the community that, with the Louisiana Department of Health, receive, provide and/or pay for medical care and services. This is not a policymaking board; the committee's functions are advisory only.