Gretchen Hammer:

Former Colorado Medicaid Director.
Founder, Public Leadership Group

Gretchen Hammer is the founder of the Public Leadership Group, a firm that works with public sector leaders to increase their impact and improve the health and well-being of communities. Over her career, Gretchen has served as a senior government official, non-profit executive and small business owner. Through her work with the Public Leadership Group, she specifically focuses on leadership development and innovation and alignment of public systems and investments to better serve children and families. She is an expert in leadership development, public administration, stakeholder and community engagement, Medicaid policy and operations and maternal and child health policy.  Gretchen is a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Washington School of Public Health.  She lives in Denver with her family.