Deputy Executive Commissioner for Operations, Medicaid and CHIP Services, Dana L. Collins

Dana L. Collins serves as deputy executive commissioner for operations within Medicaid and CHIP Services for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Collins joined HHSC in 2017 and is responsible for the strategic and operational oversight for the pharmacy Vendor Drug Program, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Contract Administration and Provider Monitoring office, intellectual and developmental disability program eligibility and support, and functions related to the claims management system.

With over 20 years of experience in public contracting and procurement with an emphasis in the areas of criminal justice, public safety, technology and health services, Collins has held leadership positions in operations and program management in both public and private sectors.