+ Biography

Jacey Cooper

Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Jacey Cooper as State Medicaid Director and Chief Deputy Director for Health Care Programs at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) effective January 31, 2020. Ms. Cooper is responsible for the overall leadership of Benefits, Eligibility, Delivery Systems, Financing, Behavioral Health, Quality and Population Health. As State Medicaid Director, Ms. Cooper represents California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) with federal partners at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to serving as State Medicaid Director, Jacey served in various roles at DHCS beginning in April 2016.

Prior to her work at DHCS, Ms. Cooper was Vice President of Administrative Services at Kern Medical Center and a health care consultant. Through that work, she gained more than 15 years’ experience in health care policy, operations, integrated delivery models, managed care, business development, and quality monitoring.


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