Uma S. Ahluwalia is a Principal at Health Management Associates. She previously served as director of the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services. During her 12-year tenure she led implementation of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the move to a more integrated and interoperable health and human services enterprise, and managed public-private partnerships and programs. Over a 25-year career in human services, she has progressively moved from case-carrying social work to executive leadership at the state and local levels.