Jennifer Kuo, M.H.S., joined Westat in September 2021 as a Vice President for Behavioral Health and Health Policy. Ms. Kuo has nearly 20 years of federal government consulting expertise, particularly for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She specializes in strategic planning and execution, growth planning and business development, talent management and development, project execution and delivery, and team and relationship building. Key elements of her work involve incorporating innovative strategies and tools to enhance cost-efficient solutions while maintaining high-quality execution and client satisfaction. Ms. Kuo will lead initiatives in CMS learning and diffusion and will serve as a senior expert and project leader for similar projects in other health services markets. She will also contribute to enhancing staff development in health services research, as well as client relationship management.