Gov. Pete Ricketts has tapped another Louisiana resident to work in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Ricketts earlier appointed Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Deputy Secretary Courtney Phillips as the next Chief Executive Officer of DHHS. Now, Ricketts has chosen Calder Lynch of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to serve as the next Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care at DHHS.
Calder now serves as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), which includes coordinating contact between the Secretary and Governor’s office as well as senior department management that oversee the Louisiana Medicaid program. Lynch also has served as Policy Director and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Louisiana DHH.
“I embrace the opportunity to lead Nebraska’s Medicaid program,” Calder Lynch said in a written statement released by Gov. Ricketts’ office. “It’s critical that we wisely manage our programs and services so that we can improve outcomes for those who rely on our assistance while delivering better value for Nebraska’s taxpayers.”
Lynch starts in March at a salary of $135,000.