Alice Moore named deputy executive vice chancellor at Commonwealth Medicine

UMass Medical School Communications

August 21, 2017
  Alice Moore, JD
  Alice E. Moore, JD

Alice E. Moore, JD, will join UMass Medical School in October as the deputy executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine, according to an announcement by Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy.

"Alice joins us after an extensive leadership career inside and outside government, focused on developing and implementing important health care related policies and programs," said Chancellor Collins. In her current role as the undersecretary for health in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Moore has supported Governor Baker’s and Secretary Sudders’ health and human services-related priorities, working with five state agencies and several boards and commissions, and supporting EOHHS’s strategic focus on health care and Medicaid reforms, Collins said.

Murphy said Moore has extensive experience in health care policy and reform.

"She has helped to implement new accountable care organizations; health models to support value-based care; and efforts in support of health care transparency for consumers, providers and academic researchers," Murphy said.

Moore said she is looking forward to the new role.

"It’s an honor to join the Commonwealth Medicine and UMass Medical School team during this critical time in healthcare, especially regarding Medicaid and publicly funded health programs," Moore said. "Commonwealth Medicine plays an important role in advising on system design, improving and integrating care delivery, supporting better health outcomes in part through increasing the use of more comprehensive data for clinical and business analysis. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Joyce Murphy and this talented team."

Moore’s previous positions include serving as chief of staff to then-Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, and as the first woman Senate counsel. Starting in 2007, she was deeply involved in health care reform legislation, including Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, the health care cost containment law.  

Moore holds a JD from Suffolk Law School. She began her legal career in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; was a partner in a Boston law firm; and then returned to the Attorney General’s Office to serve on former Attorney General Tom Reilly’s leadership team, first as chief of the Government Bureau and then as chief of the Public Protection Bureau. In these roles, she was responsible for supervising the office’s legal defense and counseling of all state agencies, and she oversaw the AG’s affirmative work in civil rights, health care, consumer protection, antitrust, environmental protection, insurance and utilities. She earned her BA from the University of New Hampshire.

Earlier this year, Murphy determined that the time was right for her to begin transitioning from her leadership role. Upon joining UMass Medical School, Moore will work closely with Murphy and other executive leaders for several months until she ultimately assumes the role of executive vice chancellor.

Under Murphy’s leadership, Commonwealth Medicine improved health care outcomes for the most vulnerable among the state, while creating significant savings and revenue opportunities for the commonwealth, according to Collins. It now provides services and solutions to clients in 27 states and seven countries, while serving as an indispensable and unique resource for our medical school.

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