Ellen Montz, PhD is the Chief Economist and Director of Economic Policy at Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services. She previously worked on health care and tax policy related to health insurance coverage in the private market and Medicaid for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and most recently the Century Foundation. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas.