Dixon Named HHSC Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer

News Release
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Cecile Erwin Young
HHS Executive Commissioner
January 5, 2022
Jennifer Ruffcorn, 512-424-6951

AUSTIN – Jordan Dixon has been named the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer. Dixon will oversee five divisions of HHSC that are responsible for licensing and regulating long-term care, acute care, and child care facilities, ensuring compliance and quality control of procurement and contracting, data management and analytics, and continuous improvement efforts.

"We are excited to have Jordan step into a new role with the agency during this critical time," said HHS Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young. “I am confident she will serve the Chief Policy and Regulatory Office well with her collaborative nature and strong leadership."

Before taking on this role, Dixon served as HHSC deputy executive commissioner for the Office of Transformation and Innovation for nearly four years. There, she established an internal consulting division for business process improvement and change management.

She served as director of the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services from 2014 through 2018, where she led budget development and crafted legislative packages for the committee chairperson.

Dixon also worked for the National Association of State Budget Officers in Washington, D.C. from 2006 through 2008 as a policy associate, focusing on health care and correctional policies.

Jordan Dixon has a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southwestern University. She is also a graduate of the Governor’s Executive Development Program, a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional and a mentor in the HHS Executive Leadership Academy.