Andrea De La Bruere has served as the Commissioner since joining the Department in December of 2021. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Agency of Human Services (AHS) and has a wide variety of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and health information technology industries. She has proven herself to be a respected leader and skillful at bringing divergent viewpoints together while working alongside health care providers, payers, and other stakeholders as they grapple with health information technology, health care reform and payment reform. Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Norwich University, and her Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Adaline Strumolo has served as the Deputy Commissioner, and previously Acting Commissioner, for the Department since December of 2019 and leads the Department’s eligibility and enrollment, appeals, and policy work in that role. During the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, Addie’s leadership has been crucial for facilitating continuous health coverage for Vermonters and responding to the many changes in federal policies for state Medicaid programs and the enhanced subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act. Addie previously served as the Department’s Health Care Director, navigating the complexities of changing federal regulations and working to improve Vermont’s health insurance marketplace. Prior to joining the Department of Vermont Health Access, Addie worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University.
Sandi Hoffman has served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Vermont Health Access since September of 2020 and leads the Department’s clinical services work, inclusive of the Department’s clinical operations, clinical integrity and quality improvement, pharmacy services, data analysis, and oversight and monitoring responsibilities. Sandi previously served as the Department’s Chief of Clinical Services and before that, she was the Department’s Director of Quality Improvement and Clinical Integrity. With over 20 years of direct care experience specializing in early childhood trauma, adolescent development, substance use disorder, mental health and well-being, Sandi’s experience and commitment to integrated care ensures collaboration and coordination are at the core of the Department’s clinical response to member and provider needs. Sandi maintains her licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Trinity College. Sandi lives in Essex with her husband, Eric, and their 3 children: Sadie, Brock, and Cadel. An avid animal lover, her three dogs consider themselves extremely fortunate to have been adopted by her.