Lynda Honberg, MHSA, MCHB/HRSA Project Officer
Director, Health Insurance and Financing Initiative
Division of Services for Children
with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
, Health Resources and Services Administration.
has over 25 years experience in managed care in both the private and public sectors, and is recognized as an expert on the issues of caring for special populations in managed care.
current position, Ms. Honberg
is responsible for a $3.5 million initiative to assure that children with special health care needs have access to adequate health insurance.
is also responsible for a new initiative to improve access to care for children and youth with epilepsy.
Ms. Honberg was previously the Director of Managed Care for the HIV/AIDS Bureau where she developed managed care training and technical assistance programs for Ryan White C.A.R.E. Act funded programs.
Ms. Honberg worked for eight years as the Director of Operations for the George Washington University Health Plan of Washington, D.C., a 50,000 member
, where she
was responsible for provider relations, member services and health center operations.
other experiences include developing an IPA for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of the National Capital Area and advising employers and unions on health benefit packages.
For several years, Ms. Honberg also worked for Office of Health Maintenance Organizations managing grants to develop and finance HMOs.
Ms. Honberg has a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Bachelors in Health Education from State University of New York at Cortland.
She is the proud mother of a very special little girl and is the coordinator for a local parent support group.