Vikki Wachino

Vikki Wachino founded the Health and Reentry Project (HARP) and is its executive director. Vikki has dedicated her career to leading and inspiring organizations that advance policy change to improve the lives of people in need. Prior to founding HARP, Vikki served as deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. There, Vikki oversaw the implementation of major Affordable Care Act coverage expansions and groundbreaking new policies related to mental health, managed care, delivery system reform and substance use disorder. Vikki’s early career included stints at the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Vikki holds a MPP from Harvard University and BA from Mount Holyoke College.