Michelle Bentzien-Purrington is the vice president of Managed Long Term Services and Supports and MMP for Molina Healthcare, Inc.  She is responsible for strategic oversight and operational implementation of person-centered programs for special needs populations. Ms. Purrington has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare operations, budgeting, strategic planning, systems implementation, project management, and program management. Since joining Molina in 2005, she has served as vice president of business implementation and president of Molina Healthcare of Texas.  Prior to joining Molina, she served in various leadership positions at Premera Blue Cross, PCS Health Systems, PacifiCare Health Systems, and GTE Health Systems.  Michelle attended Arizona State University and University of Phoenix.  Ms. Purrington is a board member of Molina Healthcare of Florida, Inc., Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., National MLTSS Health Plan Association, and Medicaid Partnership for Home Based Care where she serves as Executive Vice Chair.