Joe Flores was appointed by Governor Terence R. McAuliffe as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources. In this role, Mr. Flores provides policy and administrative direction to state agencies within the Health and Human Resources Secretariat. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Flores was an analyst for the Senate Finance Committee since 2002, where he is responsible for the breadth of fiscal policy issues in health and human resources. As a non-partisan analyst, he is a resource to senators, agency officials, advocacy groups and the public on issues such as Medicaid, welfare, behavioral health, children and adult services. Before coming to Virginia, Mr. Flores worked as a fiscal analyst for the Minnesota House of Representatives as well as the Texas Legislature. Joe began his career with the American Public Human Services Association. At present, Joe serves on the Executive Committee of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and is the Chair of NASHP’s Health Care Access and Financing Committee. He was also a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Medicaid Reform Implementation Task Force and was staff vice-chair of NCSL’s Health Committee.