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Our team of innovative, forward-thinking leaders has deep expertise and relationships within the federal health space. Their bold vision and ability to get the hard work done has helped federal agencies transform as their missions evolve.

Andrew Conn
Chief Operating Officer - President (Interim)

Mr. Conn leads National Government Services’ operational excellence in information technology and administrative services for federal health agencies. With more than 29 years of health care experience, including more than 23 years of Medicare administration experience, he possesses deep policy, program, operational and technical experience. As the longest tenured Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) project manager in the country, Mr. Conn led several of the highest performing MACs in the history of Medicare contracting reform to achieve exceptional program performance.

Matt Solomson
Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Matt supervises a team of six attorneys, two compliance directors and a contracts/subcontracts group. He is responsible for all legal and compliance matters with the business, with a particular focus on federal acquisition issues. Matt serves on Anthem’s Legal and Compliance Senior Leadership Team, along with Anthem’s general counsel and other senior counsels for the Medicare and Medicaid businesses, among others. His previous experience includes roles as the Associate General Counsel & Government Contracts Practice Group at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Karen Ethington
Chief Financial Officer
Market Probe, Inc.

G. Benjamin Lantz, Jr., Ph.D. (Retired)

Sandy Miller
Former Senior Vice President and President
Federal Government Solutions
Anthem, Inc.

Joseph A. Slash
President and CEO
Indianapolis Urban League

Earnestine Willis, M.D., M.P.H.
Kellner Professor of Pediatrics, Director
Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
Department of Pediatrics


Mike Boston
Director, Program Management

Mike joined Anthem in 2001 and National Government Services in 2005. He currently manages an information technology team of managers, project managers, infrastructure teams, development teams and Centers of Excellence teams in support of various government contracts, including the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), World Trade Center (WTC), Payment File Development Contractor (PFDC) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). With more than 30 years in leadership roles, Mike has a wealth of experience, including managing all areas of information technology roles for multiple Fortune 50 companies.

Jim Elmore
Staff Vice President and Program Manager J6 MAC

Jim is responsible for managing our Jurisdiction 6 Program, including Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, maintaining daily contact with CMS, reporting on ongoing operations with officials in both the Central and Regional offices and working with other Medicare contractors. Jim has been with the organization since 1989.

Jennifer Saalfrank
Program Director for CMS Fraud Prevention Solution (FPS)

Jennifer is responsible for the Solutions & Analytics Team, supporting inventory and performance management of over 10 operational areas, productivity tracking, identification of clinical patterns supporting proper payments, trend analysis to support the Provider Educational Program and models to measure the effectiveness of approaches and interventions. Jennifer’s team implements efficient workflows to replace repeatable processes with automation solutions in a low-cost and nimble approach, exceeding $1M in cost avoidance in the most recent fiscal year.
With Jennifer’s unique NGS history managing operational programs, IT programs and analytical teams, she is well-positioned to match NGS capabilities to federal government needs.

Rochelle Shaw
Staff Vice President Health IT Program Management, NGS Financial Solutions

Rochelle is responsible for the management of multiple financial contracts within CMS. Ensuring that financial management and reporting activities conform to CMS IOM Pub. 100-06, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and government accounting principles of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB). She also oversees implementation of changes requested through statement of work modifications. These include projecting and managing cost of changes, monitoring effects of changes and ensuring changed processes comply with guidance as well as resolving issues to meet expectations, the IT development lifecycle and ongoing support of IT payment systems responsible for billions of federally funded payments and recoupments. Rochelle has been with the organization since 1987.

Tim Waggoner
Staff Vice President, VDC Programs

Tim is responsible for the National Government Services Virtual Data Center (VDC) program, which includes the VDC Task Order 5 VDC Infrastructure Enterprise Services (VIES). The VIES Team provides services and solutions to CMS, including Information Technology Services Management, Enterprise Identity Management, Enterprise Electronic File Transfer and the CMS IT Service Desk. Tim joined National Government Services in 2000 and has also had responsibilities over the NGS Security Program and Infrastructure Teams during his tenure.


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