National Healthcare Expert Verlon Johnson Joins CNSI as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

November 9, 2020

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National Healthcare Expert Verlon Johnson Joins CNSI as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

McLean, VA – November 9, 2020 – CNSI, a leading business solutions provider in developing and delivering innovative health information technology solutions, announced today that Verlon Johnson, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare programs and policy, has joined the company. Johnson will serve as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, where she will play a critical role in helping to develop and implement CNSI’s growth strategy. Johnson comes to CNSI with extensive Medicaid and Medicare experience, and healthcare expertise in state, federal, and commercial healthcare markets.

Prior to joining CNSI, Johnson served as Vice President, Health Care Policy and Program Management for IBM Watson Health’s Government Health and Human Services business group. At IBM, she managed a portfolio of projects totaling more than $50 million and provided strategic direction for innovation and improvements to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance through financing, payment incentives, quality, and value-based care design consulting services.

Before joining IBM Watson Health, Johnson had 23 years of experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Most recently, she served as CMS Associate Consortium Administrator and Deputy to the Consortium Administrator for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Operations. Johnson also held several other leadership roles at HHS and CMS, including serving as the interim HHS Region V Regional Director and the CMS Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services Deputy Center Director; as the Associate Regional Administrator for the Division of Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations and the Division of Medicare Operations; and as the Region III Regional Administrator. Johnson holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

“Verlon has a strong track record of advancing innovative healthcare solutions and outcomes through improvements in financing, quality, and cost,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, CNSI. “Her experience and expertise will help us shape our strategy, products, and solutions to meet our clients’ current and future needs.”

“I am excited to join a team that is passionate about advancing our nation’s health care goals of enhancing patient experiences, improving healthcare outcomes, and lowering medical costs through state-of-the-art technology and innovative solutions. I am honored to use my knowledge and expertise to help build on CNSI’s successes as we continue transforming healthcare.”




About CNSI

CNSI delivers a broad range of health information technology enterprise solutions and customizable products to a diverse base of state and federal agencies. We align, build, and manage innovative, high-quality, cost-effective solutions that help customers achieve their mission, enhance business performance, reduce costs, and improve the health for over 50 million Americans. With locations throughout the U.S. and in India, CNSI employs a world-class team of technologists, healthcare subject-matter experts and program managers, all of whom have experience with large scale mission-critical information technology implementations. CNSI’s website is:





Kelly Schlageter