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DARIN GORDON

Founding Partner

Darin Gordon is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in public health care finance, policy and operations. Darin is a nationally recognized expert in state health insurance programs. He currently works with C-level clients across the country providing solutions to complex health care issues. His clients span the health care ecosystem and include government, payers, providers, investors and top 10 consulting practices. In 2017, Darin was selected to be a commissioner for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a non-partisan agency that provides advice to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states, he is serving a three year term.

Most recently, Darin founded Gordon & Associates, LLC, where he has advised fortune 500 companies, investment companies and states on issues including, market strategies, managed care and value-based purchasing. His firm served as a cornerstone for the creation of Speire Healthcare Strategies. As a sought after board member, Darin serves on the board of Directors of Leadership Health Care, Addus Homecare, Unified Care Group and Siloam Health, and as Chairman of 180 Health Partners. He was selected as a member of the Cressy & Company Distinguished Executives Council. In addition, he advises both Imagine Health and myNEXUS on strategic initiatives. Darin serves on the Founder’s Council for the United States of Care.

Prior to consulting, Darin was the Director of Tennessee’s Medicaid program – TennCare, an $11 billion health care enterprise that provides services to over 1.5 million Tennesseans. As the longest-serving Director of TennCare, Gordon served with both Democrat and Republican Governors, first as the Chief Financial Officer and then as Director. Under his leadership, TennCare maintained record low cost trends with patient satisfaction scores reaching record highs of 95%. Darin led TennCare to be nationally recognized for a variety of innovations in managed care and payment and delivery system reform. Over the last 10 years Darin has provided executive leadership at the national level and made extensive contributions across the health care industry. He has been involved in health care policy and innovation nationally through consultations with over 35 states. Darin served first as Vice-President and then President of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. In addition, he has maintained involvement in a variety of National Governors Association, health care related initiatives and task forces. Gordon’s involvement has also extended internationally with consultations with a variety of health officials from other countries.

Darin has a BS from Middle Tennessee State University; he is also a Fellow of the Medicaid Leadership Institute and a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program.