Jon Villasurda serves as a Policy Analyst with the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Medical Services Administration (MSA). In this role, he is 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 is working closely with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who is contracted to execute the evaluation. Villasurda also provides policy research and support to his MSA colleagues for various Medicaid policy issues. Before coming to MSA in September 2014, Villasurda was the Policy Consultant with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) since 2010 (MPCA is 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.
In addition to Villasurda’s professional experience, he recently joined the Ingham Community Health Center Board of Directors, where he serves as the Board Secretary, chairs the Membership and Advocacy Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee.