Named the acting executive director in September 2021 and as program director for the Program Management Office, Mr. Perman co-designed and now manages Maryland’s partnership and daily operations with CMS to implement an advanced primary care demonstration called the Maryland Primary Care Program. Integrating public health and primary care, Mr. Perman is a key advisor to the Maryland Department of Health on health transformation and population health initiatives. Mr. Perman previously served as the director of Health Systems Transformation within the Department’s Office of Population Health Improvement. Prior to working for the state, Mr. Perman served as a consultant with Health Management Associates (HMA). Mr. Perman conducted health policy analyses and provided consulting services to public- and private-sector clients focused on publicly financed healthcare. Mr. Perman has also presented at a variety of state and national meetings. His abstract, “Innovative Payment Mechanisms in Maryland Hospitals” was selected as the 2014 Best of Academy Health Research Meeting. Mr. Perman leverages additional expertise in the areas of public policy analysis, consumer engagement, econometrics, and performance measurement through a variety of engagements with federal agencies—including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—universities, and policy institutes. Mr. Perman also serves on a variety of workgroups and boards including the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy (University of Maryland) Advisory Board.