Our Staff

Joel Menges

Joel Menges

Chief Executive Officer
JMenges@TheMengesGroup.com
571-312-2360

Mr. Menges career focus is on coordinated care programs for high-need populations. He has led hundreds of consulting engagements that involve the design, development, improvement or evaluation of coordinated care programs, including Medicaid initiatives in more than 30 states.

Read More

Amira Mouna

Amira Mouna

Vice President, Director, Pharmacy Services and Provider Network Services
AMouna@TheMengesGroup.com
571-312-2396

Ms. Mouna holds her Master’s Degree in Health Policy from the George Washington University. Amira Mouna served as a Public Health Fellow at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy where she focused on research and policy development surrounding prescription drug abuse.

Read More

Poornima Singh

Poornima Singh

Vice President, Director, Government Contracting and Correctional Health Services
PSingh@themengesgroup.com
202-680-2571

Mrs. Singh’s career has focused on representing State public health and Medicaid programs as well as hospital and private payer systems. Mrs. Singh has expertise in behavioral health, health information technology, and maternal and child health programs. She has extensive experience supporting the development of tools in response to HIT provisions in the 2010 healthcare law, and has educated private and government industries on the use and purpose of these products.

Read More

Jessica Wiecezak

Jessica Wiecezak

Vice President Director, Procurement Services
JWiecezak@TheMengesGroup.com
202-489-4817

Ms. Wiecezak's career has focused on health policy and state Medicaid programs, particularly eligibility systems, healthinformation technology and policy operational implementation. She has worked with small and large health plans to develop and implement dual eligible and Medicaid new lines of business, and is experienced in strategic technical RFP support

Read More

Alex Cohn

Alex Cohn

Consultant
ACohn@TheMengesGroup.com
571-312-1368

Mr. Cohn joined The Menges Group in 2016. Since joining the organization, he has worked extensively on Medicaid prescription drug data analyses, care coordination assessments, and Medicaid MCO procurements. Alex previously worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts on the Prescription Drug Abuse Project where he researched and developed policies focused on the reduction of the inappropriate use of prescription drugs.

Read More

Richael OHagan

Richael OHagan

Consultant
rohagan@themengesgroup.com

Ms. O’Hagan joined The Menges Group in 2017. She has previously held policy analysis and research positions in the federal government and in non-profit organizations. She received her Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Read More

Marie Evans

Marie Evans

Research Analyst
MEvans@themengesgroup.com
571-970-3807

Mrs. Evans joined The Menges Group in 2016. She provides administrative and project support. Administratively, she creates invoices, processes payments, oversees payroll, and answers general inquiries. She supports projects through organization, production, editing, and writing. She has a varied background in grant writing, event planning, office administration, and gift management.

Read More

Mohammed Hamdan

Mohammed Hamdan

Research Analyst
MHamdan@TheMengesGroup.com
571-312-2331

Mr. Hamdan joined The Menges Group in 2016 as a Research Analyst. In this role, he serves a variety of technical and analytical needs both for clients and internal projects. Aside from his work at The Menges Group, Mohammed is pursuing a Master of Public Health in Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation at The George Washington University. Mohammed is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied Public Policy with a focus on healthcare development in the Middle East.

Read More

Alexander Poulose

Alexander Poulose

Data Analyst
APoulose@themengesgroup.com
571-970-3738

Mr. Poulose joined The Menges Group in 2016 as a Data Analyst. In this role, he serves a variety of needs both for clients and internal projects. Outside of his work for The Menges Group, Alexander is a graduate student at The George Washington University. He’s pursuing a Master of Health Administration. Alexander is a 2016 graduate of Emory University, where he studied Sociology with intensive studies of foreign health care systems and Chemistry. While at Emory, he presented at undergraduate conferences on health and society. Alexander’s foundation for health care related work came from working in an Emergency Department as a Nurse’s Aide. This foundation laid the plans for his two-month study of the British National Health Service in London, England. This study, then, led him to want to help domestic health care organizations operate more efficiently.

Read More

Leigh Schreiber

Leigh Schreiber

Research and Health Policy Intern
LSchreiber@TheMengesGroup.com

Ms. Schreiber joined The Menges Group in 2016. She works primarily with Medicaid drug utilization data as part of the Menges Group’s pharmacy practice while performing other project work on an ad-hoc basis. Her previous work has been in both clinical spaces as a Spanish-English case manager and interpreter, and non-profits dedicated to under-served populations. She received her B.A. in International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Read More

Agne Menges

Research Analyst
amenges@themengesgroup.com

Agne Menges is a Research Analyst, primarily working with health plan financial data. Agne’s work experience includes several years at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). During her tenure at AAPS, Agne managed 40+ focus groups and played a key role in creating a non-profit organization to provide resources to support scientists to advance research, education, and training for the discovery, development, and manufacture of new drugs. Agne has also assisted The Menges Group in conducting site visits to physician offices.

Read More

Affiliated Executive Consultants

Nancy Beronja

Nancy has vast executive consulting experience in the care coordination arena, including more than a decade as a Vice President at Lewin. She is now an independent consultant working regularly with The Menges Group on our engagements. Nancy has worked on more than 20 Medicaid MCO procurement engagements, often as project director.

Read More

Bruce Carpenter

Bruce spent the early portion of his career directing financial and data analysis engagements at the HMO consulting firm Jurgovan and Blair. Bruce has served as CEO of multiple HMOs for the past two decades, at plans with commercial, Medicare and Medicaid enrollee populations. Bruce has a strong command of all health plan operational areas and has exceptional data analysis and financial acumen.

Read More

John Folkemer

John served as Maryland’s Medicaid Director for two different terms. Maryland operates one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care programs in terms of percentage of expenditures paid via capitation. John also served as a Vice President at The Lewin Group focusing on Medicaid managed care engagements. He has recently worked with Amira to support a health plan in its dual eligible readiness review activities, preparing and editing policies and procedures documents. He has extensive Medicaid MCO procurement experience both from the perspective of a State Medicaid Director and from the perspective of a consultant supporting MCOs.

Read More

Sherry Knowlton

Sherry has served as Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Director as well as CEO of an AmeriHealth Mercy Medicaid MCO in Pennsylvania. Sherry has worked as an independent consultant during the past few years, providing extensive support to Menges Group clients. Sherry also has extensive Medicaid MCO procurement experience both from the perspective of a State Medicaid Director and from the perspective of a consultant supporting MCOs

Read More

Eric Yoder, M.D.

Eric served as Chief Medical Officer at the corporate level for United Healthcare’s national Medicaid business before leaving the organization. Eric has decades of experience at a Medical Director level, primarily focused on Medicaid managed care medical management activities and their tailoring to different Medicaid subgroups.

Read More