Margaret A. Murray is the founding CEO of the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP). She has led the organization since its inception in 2001, steering it through tremendous growth from its origins as an Association of 14 community health center-owned plans to 60 Safety Net Health Plans across the nation, covering more than 20 million people through Medicaid, Medicare and Marketplaces.

Ms. Murray is a national expert on health care policy for people with low incomes and is a frequent speaker on these issues at national conferences and in the media. She has published several articles on the German health care system as a result of an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in Berlin. Ms. Murray received her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and her B.A. cum laude in Economics and Classical Civilization from Wellesley College.

Prior to leading ACAP, Ms. Murray was the Medicaid Director for the State of New Jersey under the administration of Governor Christine Todd Whitman, where she oversaw the expansion of the FamilyCare program to cover all children under 350% of poverty. She was also a senior budget analyst for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, with responsibility for negotiating the budget neutrality agreements for Medicaid managed care waivers.

Ms. Murray is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Health Policy. She has previously served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Public Financing and Delivery of HIV Care, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission and on the board of a Community Health Center in Southern Maryland.