Leading our Kansas health plan is Laura Hopkins, previously chief executive officer of our New Mexico health plan. Since 2000, Laura has held several leadership positions at Amerigroup as we developed new products and care models. She led our development initiatives and operations in New Mexico since 2005, working with the state of New Mexico as they implemented the Coordination of Long-Term Services (CoLTS) Program, the first of its kind in the United States. Amerigroup now serves 23,000 residents of New Mexico through a holistic approach to health care for seniors and people with disabilities.
Laura has over 25 years of experience in the programming, delivery and management of care for seniors and people with disabilities, including direct care, product development and management, government programs, network development and provider relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in gerontology from Western Michigan University and has completed graduate-level course work in gerontology, rehabilitation counseling and long-term care administration at the University of North Texas and at the University of Arizona.
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