Medicaid Who’s Who Interview: René González

René González, MBA, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty at University of Colorado Boulder

Community & External Relations Strategy at Colorado Access

Check out his LinkedIn profile HERE.

Which segment of the industry are you currently involved?

Healthcare, Medicaid Industry.

How many years have you been in the Medicaid industry?

7 years.

What is your focus/passion? (Industry related or not)

Social determinants of health, K-12, and higher education equity.

What is the top item on your “bucket list?”

After traveling to 6 of the 7 continents, my top bucket item is to visit Antarctica.  

What do you enjoy doing most with your personal time?

Traveling, exercising, and Fútbol (Soccer).

Who is your favorite historical figure and why?

Cesar Chavez, advocate for farm workers. My family also worked the fields in rural Colorado.

What is your favorite junk food?

Any and all desserts.  

Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

Completing my Ph.D.

For what one thing do you wish you could get a mulligan?

Spending more time with my grandparents in Mexico.

What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months?

a.     Behavioral Health Integration

b.     Social Determinants of Health

c.     Medicare for all  

René is also speaking at Insight Exchange Network’s 2nd annual Social Determinants of Health Action Forum in Miami, FL November 14-15, 2019.

For more information about the conference, click HERE.

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