Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Jami Snyder serves as the director of AHCCCS, overseeing Arizona’s Medicaid and CHIP
program, offering care to more than 2.2 million Arizona residents at an annual
cost of $14 billion. She was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey on January 5,
2019 after having served as the agency’s deputy director since December 2017.
With more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in the health and
human services industries, Ms. Snyder’s areas of expertise include regulatory
oversight, policy making and leadership development. Prior to joining AHCCCS,
Ms. Snyder served as Medicaid Director for the state of Texas. She currently
serves as the board president for the National Association of Medicaid
Directors and is a 2013 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow. Ms. Snyder
holds a master’s degree in political science from Arizona State University as
well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College
in St. Peter, Minnesota.