Dodson Appointed to Lead New DHCS Office

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom named Anastasia Dodson as the Deputy Director of the Office of Medicare Innovation and Integration at the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Recall, this new office was created as part of the FY 2021-22 State Budget and will be tasked with providing focused leadership and expertise to lead innovative models for Medicare beneficiaries in California, including Medicare-only beneficiaries and individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Ms. Dodson has served as the Associate Director of Policy at DHCS since 2013. She was a Principal Program Budget Analyst at the California Department of Finance (DOF), a Management and Policy Consultant with Harbage Consulting from 2011to 2012, and a Senior Policy Analyst for the County Welfare Directors Association of California from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Dodson also has held positions with local governments in the Bay Area.

Additional information on Dodson’s appointment is available here.