Lisa Chan Sawin


Lisa Chan-Sawin, MHA

Chief executive officer and Founder

Lisa Chan-Sawin is the CEO and Founder of Transform Health. Having studied Medicaid system reform over the last 20 years, Lisa has collaborated extensively with government agencies, health care providers, and insurance plans to develop and implement health system transformation projects. Lisa has led numerous teams in the design of system change initiatives, and she continues to advise and support state and local governments across the country as they enact broad, multi-sector engagement strategies. 

 Lisa has a wealth of experience in outreach, enrollment, and patient navigation policies in the private market, Medicaid, and the ACA, as well as insurance regulation and health IT policy. She has led national ACA outreach and enrollment strategies and advises stakeholder groups on systems-change approaches in Washington, Arizona, Florida, and Massachusetts. Lisa has also provided strategic guidance and subject-matter expertise in states like Texas, New York, and California, including contributing to the development of Medicaid 1115 waivers in California and New York. She worked with the City of Sacramento in the design and implementation of the city-led Whole Person Care pilot, and she currently serves as a subject-matter expert and trainer in the statewide CalAIM Enhanced Care Management/Community Supports (ECM/CS) technical assistance project.  

 Prior to serving as the CEO of Transform Health, Lisa was the Chief DSRIP Innovations Officer for a national health policy consulting firm and has worked for the California Assembly and Senate Health Committees. Lisa has a master’s degree in health administration from USC and serves on the national policy board for Susan G. Komen. An adventurous foodie, Lisa will try any food at least once, so long as there are no raisins in it. 

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