Jade Perdue-Puli, MPA

Director for Division of Quality Improvement Innovations Model Testing, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Jade has spent the past nineteen years serving as a catalyst for healthcare transformation in those areas with the most vulnerable populations.  Her government career began in the field of Organ Donation and Transplantation at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) where she, as part of a dynamic team of dedicated professionals saved 15,000 additional lives by culling and spreading best practices of high performing organ procurement organizations and transplant centers.  Using that knowledge, she joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Quality Improvement Innovation Group where she has worked to improve healthcare quality in nursing homes, hospitals and vulnerable populations.  Currently, Jade serves as the Director for the Division of Quality Improvement Innovations Model Testing at CMS which is focused on working with hospitals and populations in the greatest need of quality improvement technical assistance as it pertains to opioid stewardship, harm reduction, healthcare access and capacity building in rural hospitals.

Jade holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and resides in Catonsville, MD with her husband Bala, and seven year old twins Benjamin and Indira.