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For Immediate Release
August 30, 2017

Julie Naughton, Public Information Officer, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-1695 or (cell) 402-405-7202, 

DHHS’s Gekas Steeby Named to Prestigious
Emerging Leaders Program
Lincoln – Catherine Gekas Steeby, acting Deputy Director for policy and communications with the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been selected for the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program of the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Reforming States Group for 2017-2018.
“Nebraska DHHS is honored by Catherine’s selection for this prestigious program. This opportunity not only speaks to her commitment to help people live better lives, but also her proven leadership record in Nebraska DHHS.” said Thomas “Rocky” Thompson, Interim Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care.
The Fund and the Reforming States Group believe that leadership is essential to improving population health. To this end, they sponsor the Emerging Leaders Program, which aims to help health policy leaders in the executive and legislative branches of state government develop practical, hands-on leadership skills. Taught by expert trainers and policymakers, the Emerging Leaders Program seeks to help participants identify and address the challenges and opportunities in today’s increasingly complex health care policy environment.
Since 1992, the Milbank Memorial Fund has supported the Reforming States Group, a bipartisan, voluntary association of state health policy leaders from the legislative and executive branches who, with a group of international colleagues, convene regularly to share information, develop professional networks, and work on practical solutions to pressing problems in health care and public health policy.