Yasmine R. Legendre is Program Associate of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s conferences and publications, conducts research, disseminates program results, and works with grantees and key stakeholders to align their work with the Foundation’s goals and objectives.
Ms. Legendre has worked in different elements of health care focused on improving the way care is delivered and how people access services. Most recently, Ms. Legendre worked as a policy analyst for the Diabetes Campaign at the New York State Health Foundation. There she analyzed Medicaid reimbursement policy for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. She co-wrote a policy brief outlining recommendations to support the certified diabetes educator workforce and increase access to diabetes self-management services in New York. Ms. Legendre also worked on formally establishing community health workers as part of the health care team that can provide diabetes self-management services, culminating in a statewide conference outlining recommendations to support the scope of practice, training, and financing of the workforce. Prior to that, Ms. Legendre worked at the New York City Office of Management and Budget overseeing the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) expense budget and monitoring Medicaid policy and legislative actions that affected HHC. Ms. Legendre has held positions with both the Greater New York Hospital Association Foundation and the NYU Langone Medical Center helping low-income individuals access needed health and social services.
Ms. Legendre has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration with a Health Policy and Management specialization from New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.