Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, recently announced the appointment of Jami Snyder as the new Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Director, effective January 5, 2019.
Governor Ducey cited Snyder’s 20-plus years of experience in the health and human services industry and her prior experience leading a state Medicaid agency as outstanding qualifications for the new position. “I am pleased that Jami will bring her unique insight and expertise to Arizona’s Medicaid agency, which provides quality health care to over 1.8 million Arizonans,” Ducey said.
Snyder has served as deputy director of AHCCCS since December of 2017. Prior to joining Arizona’s Medicaid agency, she served as Medicaid Director for the state of Texas and as Chief Operating Officer of the University of Arizona Health Plans.
She also previously held posts as an Operations Administrator at AHCCCS and a Bureau Chief at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Snyder will succeed Tom Betlach who retired as Director of AHCCCS on January 4, 2019 after 27 years of service to the state of Arizona.