Meg Comeau, MHA

NEGC Healthcare Access & Finance Workgroup Chair

Education

  • Simmons College, Master's in Healthcare Administration

Professional Background

Meg Comeau, M.H.A. is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the Catalyst Center. She is a nationally recognized expert on the role of Medicaid in serving children with disabilities, the implications of federal health care reform for children with a broad spectrum of special health care needs, and the causes and consequences of financial hardship among families raising children with special health care needs. Comeau is also a member of the Leadership Circle for the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP) at Boston Children’s Hospital and serves as faculty for IPEP’s Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS).

Between 1998 and 2005, Comeau was the coordinator of the Family Initiatives program at Boston Children’s Hospital. In that role, she was responsible for facilitating family input into hospital policy and programming design. Her major projects focused on issues related to pediatric palliative care, bereavement support and improving family/professional communication. While at Children’s, she was also the co-chair of the Family Advisory Committee, chair of the Family Faculty program and a member of both the Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee and the Harvard Teaching Hospitals’ Joint Community Ethics Committee.

Comeau holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College in Boston. She has earned several honors, including a Young Investigator Award from the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Societies and the David S. Weiner Award for Outstanding Leadership in Child Health.