The Texas Health and Human Services Policy Office added two veterans of state health policy to oversee the system’s plans to measure and assess its performance and continued transformation to a more efficient and effective agency.
Calvin Green will be the new deputy executive commissioner for performance, and Jordan Dixon will be deputy executive commissioner for transformation. Both divisions are part of the HHS Chief Policy Office.
Dixon comes to HHS after serving as director of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services for three years. During that time, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 200, the bill transforming the HHS system as part of the Sunset process. She has extensive experience in the HHS budget as well initiatives for cost containment and improved efficiencies in Medicaid and other Texas health care programs.
“Jordan’s familiarity with where we’ve been puts her in the perfect position to help guide us to where we’re going,” Chief Policy Officer Victoria Ford said.
Green has served as HHSC’s director of Regulatory Policy, Rule and Training since 2013, where he oversaw development of policy documents and training materials for 13 programs and professional designations, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and nurse aides. In his new role he will be in charge of developing performance metrics across the HHS system and helping to drive the adoption of data-driven decision making across the system.
“Calvin’s experience with HHSC and with the Department of Aging and Disability Services before that give him great insight into ways we can measure ourselves and our vendors,” Ford said.
Green started Jan. 15 and Dixon will start Feb. 20.