Marilyn has spent her professional career designing and implementing successful solutions for Medicaid programs and other publicly funded healthcare programs.
- Interim Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
- Director of Operations and Finance, Medicaid/Child Health Plan Plus
- Vice President, Finance and Administration, Colorado Community College System
- B.A., University of Tennessee
Marilyn Golden has spent her professional career designing and implementing successful solutions for Medicaid programs and other publicly funded healthcare programs, specializing in Medicaid and CHIP financing, systems development and program implementation.
Prior to her consulting career, Marilyn held leadership positions in the Colorado state government, working directly with the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly to develop strategies and build consensus to support critical state programs in the face of declining financial resources.
Ms. Golden served in the cabinet-level post of Interim Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She previously served as the Medicaid/CHIP Director of Operations and Finance and its Budget Director. In these roles, Marilyn was responsible for information systems, budget, policy and regulation for Medicaid, CHIP and the Colorado Indigent Care Program. She worked closely with policymakers in developing, interpreting, and assuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Marilyn also served as Vice President for Finance and Administration for Colorado’s system of 13 community colleges. She directed budget, accounting, financial policy and facilities management issues. Her role required negotiations within Colorado’s Commission on Higher Education on behalf of the system as well as direct interface with the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly.
Marilyn currently focuses her advisory work on helping organizations translate program requirements into strategic system solutions. She has an in-depth understanding of federal regulations and the inner-workings of the Medicaid operational systems. She brings critical analytic thinking and a strong knowledge base to her work on Medicaid and CHIP programs. She earned a B.A. from the University of Tennessee.