Gary Jessee joined Sellers Dorsey as Managing Director in July 2017, having worked in public service in Texas for 20 years. Gary is the recent former Deputy Executive Commissioner for Medical and Social Services, the largest division in the Health and Human Services System in the country. Gary oversaw four departments and a $50 billion budget, bringing together eligibility services, Medicaid/CHIP services and functions, and community programs under one coordinated division. Prior to this, Gary served as the Texas State Medicaid Director where he oversaw services and supports for more than four million Texans across the state. He also previously served as the Chief Deputy Director for Program Operations in the Medicaid/CHIP Division.
Before joining Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Gary served as Assistant Commissioner for the Access and Intake Division at the Department of Aging and Disability Services, where he was responsible for overseeing functions of the Area Agencies on Aging, Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities, Community Services and Program Operations, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, Contracts, Guardianship services and other specialized programs.
Gary has joined the ranks of a growing number of former Medicaid officials who have also taken employment or senior advisory roles with Sellers Dorsey to assist states, payers, and providers to achieve strategic goals related to public healthcare. He leads efforts within the firm related to Medicaid managed care and long-term services and supports (LTSS).