Tonga Turner is a Senior Program Manager in Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health division. Tonga joined KP from the United States Department of Health & Humans Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid where she worked on federal policy matters for the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office. Under her leadership, she worked on several major federal policies, rules and regulations impacting the dual eligible population, including the development and implementation of the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Health Plan Enrollment Disenrollment Guidance which is currently utilized by several States and Health Plans across the nation. Prior to her work at the federal level, Tonga has had a stellar career in the private sector, working for consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton and the American Institute for Research as a senior leader in community health policy and advocacy, focusing on payment modeling, access to care, care coordination and quality-based metrics for the most vulnerable populations. Tonga holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Howard University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and another Master’s in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland.