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John B. McCarthy, MPA

John B. McCarthy, MPA, is a founding partner at Speire Healthcare Strategies, which helps public and private sector entities navigate the healthcare landscape through the development of state and federal health policy. Previously, he served as the Medicaid director for both the District of Columbia and Ohio, where he implemented a series of innovative policy initiatives that modernized both programs. He has also played a significant role nationally, serving as vice president of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Mr. McCarthy holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University’s Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Financial Interests

Speire Healthcare Strategies, LLC, employer
Upshur Street Consulting, LLC, employer


Savida Health, board member
ViaQuest Inc., board member