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Jeanelle Romero

NM Human Services Department
PEJUST Health Unit Program Manager
Jeanelle Romero is a program manager for the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Medical Assistance Division (MAD). Jeanelle manages the Presumptive Eligibility (PE) and Justice-Involved Utilization of State-Transitional Healthcare (JUST Health) programs for New Mexico Medicaid. Jeanelle provides leadership for employees ensuring that all aspects of the programs are properly functioning with the focus on proving timely and immediate assistance to potential Medicaid enrollees. She also manages IT systems and most recently Jeanelle has overseen the development and implementation of the JUST Health Program initiative and PE program update including the web-based portal YESNM-PE.

Jeanelle has over 12 years of experience with NM Medicaid, working with the Insure New Mexico! State Coverage Insurance program, Medicaid eligibility, contract management and eligibility system updates.

Born and raised in NM, Jeanelle is a proud wife and mother. She is passionate about her work and
considers herself blessed to be able to help improve the lives of her fellow New Mexicans.