Project Leader and Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Connected Health

Rachelle May-Gentile portraitRachelle May-Gentile has more than 15 years of health care analysis experience at the local, regional, state, and national levels. She has extensive experience in health program analysis, technical assistance, public health preparedness, and the implementation of complex information systems. 

Ms. May-Gentile most recently served as the project manager for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery project to develop requirements for an electronic registry to identify and track patients that receive an implant during surgery, leading to safer and more effective surgical care. She has also lead several projects with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services including work with the Bureau of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness (BETP) to provide technical assistance to Regional Healthcare Coalitions to become 501(c)(3) organizations in order to be financially sustainable in the absence of federal funding; provided BETP guidance related to electronic system development and operational issues related to the Michigan’s Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP); and  developed requirements for the Division of Environmental Health for a state environmental public health tracking network.

Ms. May-Gentile has successfully managed a large, national, multi-year project serving the Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, providing technical assistance to 62 U.S. States and Territories to implement volunteer registration systems that are compliant with the Federal ESAR-VHP standards and compliance requirements.

In addition, she has served as the project manager for a variety of other projects, including two projects employing cognitive task analysis methods, and evaluating the use of a Body Mass Index registry in select school-based health centers.

Ms. May-Gentile holds a master’s degree in public health administration from Eastern Michigan University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, specializing in health, physical education, recreation, and social sciences.


MPH, Health Administration, Eastern Michigan University
BA, Elementary Education, Easter Michigan University