The Administration

Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D.
Medicaid Director, Administrator for Med-QUEST

Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., serves as the Med-QUEST Division Administrator for the State of Hawaiʻi's Department of Human Services (DHS).  She is nationally-recognized as a leader in health delivery system reform and Medicaid, and is currently serving as the president of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.  

She began her career with Oregon’s Medicaid program in 1997, and served as Oregon’s State Medicaid Director from 2009 to 2015.  In that role she was one of the architects of Oregon’s successful health system transformation and coverage expansion.  Before working for the Oregon Medicaid program, Dr. Mohr Peterson received her doctoral degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.