KS Community Health Worker Coalition

Erika Saleski

Erika Saleski provides consulting services to state and local governments, and organizations focused on improving health outcomes in low-income communities. 

Erika is an accomplished public policy professional with more than 15-years of experience in federal, state and local healthcare policy.  Erika offers expertise and a proven track record in project management, Medicaid managed care contracting, public policy research and analysis, and federal policy negotiation. 

Erika led policy development for the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (OMB), under two United States Presidents, including for over 75 Medicaid 1115 waivers, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Affordable Care Act, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  Erika’s other accomplishments include providing project management services to lead an overhaul of the Illinois Medicaid delivery system, negotiating state and federal approval of four new Medicaid initiatives including a Medicare-Medicaid alignment initiative for dual eligible beneficiaries.  

Erika has been facilitating the efforts of the KC Regional CHW Collaborative since the fall of 2015.

Erika has Bachelor of Psychology from American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.