Governor Newsom Appoints State Medicaid Director

Today, Governor Newsom announced Jacey Cooper’s appointment as State Medicaid Director and Chief Deputy Director of Health Care Programs at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Since 2016, Ms. Cooper served as Assistant Deputy Director of Health Care Delivery Systems at DHCS since 2016. She also served Vice President at Meridian Healthcare Partners and in various roles within Kern Medical Center from 2010 to 2016.

The Governor also announced several reappointments at DHCS including Anastasia Dodson as Associate Director of Policy, Lindy Harrington as Deputy Director of Health Care Financing, and Erika Sperbeck as Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Program Support.

The official announcement can be viewed here.