Sellers Dorsey Welcomes Jami Snyder, Former Medicaid Director for Arizona, as Senior Strategic Advisor

Sellers Dorsey is pleased to announce that Jami Snyder will engage with the firm as a Senior Strategic Advisor. Ms. Snyder brings with her more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in the health and human services industries. Her expertise spans from regulatory oversight and policymaking to leadership development. As Chief Executive Officer and President for JSN Strategies LLC, Ms. Snyder offers consultative services to states, payers, providers, and vendors serving Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Most recently, Ms. Snyder oversaw the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) — Arizona’s Medicaid program that offers care to more than 2.5 million of the state’s residents at an annual cost of $20 billion. Governor Doug Ducey appointed Ms. Snyder as director in 2019, after serving as the agency’s deputy director.

“Throughout her career, Jami has been a passionate advocate for increasing access to quality health care for underserved populations,” said Gary Jessee, Sellers Dorsey Senior Vice President. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome a leader with her experience and caliber to the firm as a strategic advisor.”

Under Ms. Snyder’s direction, AHCCCS received national recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Academy for State Health Policy for its innovative approach to solving health care issues with a focus on whole person care and social determinants of health. Ms. Snyder led the agency through the COVID-19 pandemic, working with the federal government to ensure that AHCCCS members maintained continuous Medicaid enrollment and access to medical services.

Prior to joining AHCCCS, Ms. Snyder served as Medicaid Director for the state of Texas, where she was responsible for administering Medicaid and CHIP programs that supported over 4 million Texas residents.

“After tremendously rewarding roles with the states of Arizona and Texas, I look forward to working with the team at Sellers Dorsey to support advancements in Medicaid across the United States,” Ms. Snyder said.

Ms. Snyder holds a master’s degree in political science from Arizona State University. She is a 2013 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow and the immediate past president of the board for National Association of Medicaid Directors, where she has been an active member since 2016.

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