State Assistant Administrator, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration , Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Jon Villasurda serves as State Assistant Administrator of the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Formerly, he served as a Policy Analyst with the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Medical Services Administration (MSA). As a policy analyst, he was mainly charged with overseeing the evaluation activities associated with the Healthy Michigan Plan – a critical task that will help ensure the program is increasing access to care, reducing costs, and improving population health for Michigan’s most vulnerable populations.
Jon has worked closely with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which is contracted to execute the evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan. He also provided policy research and support to his MSA colleagues for various Medicaid policy issues. Before his work at MSA, Villasurda was the Policy Consultant with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA), the state’s association of federally qualified health centers [FQHCs]). In that role, Villasurda gained professional experience in health policy research, analysis, and advocacy. Villasurda was specifically responsible for developing and writing policy priorities that advanced access to care for Michigan’s underserved residents. He also met with both state and federal policymakers to help achieve this goal.
Additionally, Villasurda gained project management experience as he oversaw Michigan’s federal shortage designation program for over two years, and provided data and policy technical assistance to communities and organizations seeking to develop new FQHC capacity. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ingham Community Health Center, where he has served as the Board Secretary, chaired the Membership and Advocacy Committee, and served as a member of the Finance Committee.