Susan Lepler is SVP for the Salient Healthcare Division and is responsible for driving organizational excellence in the delivery of all client solutions. Susan previously led Salient’s government vertical and the implementation of the NYS Medicaid Enterprise solution being used by the Department of Health and thousands of Medicaid stakeholders involved in the operation, oversight, management, and reform of the Medicaid program. Prior to joining Salient, she was a principal at the Center for Governmental Research, co-founder of Meridian Consulting Services, and held a variety of New York State government policy and budget positions. She brings deep knowledge and experience in health and human services, interagency collaboration, system transformation, and envisioning and executing performance improvement strategies. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s from Cornell University.