MONTPELIER — Georgia Maheras has been selected as director of Vermont public policy for the Bi-State Primary Care Association. Maheras has dedicated her career to improving the health-care system and is looking forward to using the skills she has developed through over 20 years of leadership experience, including five years within state government, five years as a consumer advocate and 10 years in management roles in other industries. She joined Bi-State Primary Care Association, on Elm Street in Montpelier, on Aug. 21.
Maheras was the first executive director of the Green Mountain Care Board, and has served as Vermont’s SIM Project director and deputy director for Health Care Reform since 2013, She has worked closely with health-care stakeholders on Vermont’s payment and delivery system reform initiatives, especially in the research, design and development of multi-payer alternative payment methodologies and necessary technological and practice transformation supports. She has managed a complex governance structure that includes over 300 health-care stakeholders, with a focus on collaborative partnerships and developing consensus.