Chief, Medical Assistance Plans
Deptartment of Community Health
State of Georgia
Mark D. Trail is serving as the Chief of the Medical Assistance Plans, in the Department of Community Health. As Director of the State Medicaid agency is responsible for all Medicaid policy and eligibility, as well as the state SCHIP program, PeachCare for Kids. The combined programs provide health care coverage to over 1.7 million Georgians, with expenditures exceeding $7 billion dollars. He has worked for over 30 years in a variety of health care fields, serving in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Trail attended Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia receiving a Masters degree in Community Counseling. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia. Mr. Trail recently served on the Institute of Medicine’s, Committee: Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Disorders. He has served in the following capacities: Georgia Public Health Association – President; National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors – Board of Directors; the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators; and on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors.