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Bertha Fertil

Veteran Institutions Services Network (VISN) 3 Strategic Planner, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Bertha Fertil is the Network Strategic Planner, VERA Coordinator and VISN Rural Consultant for VISN 3. She assists the network in moving forward in its efforts to be both strategic and innovative in its allocation of resources. Prior to arriving to VISN 3, she worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center of Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) and the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). She has also been the Director of Planning, Policy and Development at the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Medical Assistance Programs, where she assisted with the implementation of the Family Health Plus programs and oversaw the planning efforts of the New York City Medicaid program. Ms. Fertil has taught Health Policy and U.S. Health Care Delivery Systems at Lehman College and SUNY Old Westbury