Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
State of Arizona
Jami Snyder serves as the Director for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), providing comprehensive health care coverage to 1.9 million Arizonans at a cost of $14 billion annually. Prior to her current role, Ms. Snyder served as the Deputy Director of AHCCCS and the Medicaid Director for the state of Texas, a program offering coverage to 4.7 million enrollees at an annual cost of $29 billion. She has over 20 years of public and private sector experience in the health and human services industries. Ms. Snyder’s areas of expertise include regulatory oversight, policymaking and leadership development, stemming from her tenure in Texas as well as her prior service at AHCCCS, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the University of Arizona Health Plans, where she functioned as the managed care organization’s Chief Operating Officer.
Ms. Snyder holds a master’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College.