Fri, 11 February 22

Jessica Lynch Joins TAHP As Director of Policy, Government Program

February 11, 2022

Jamie Dudensing

Today, the Texas Association of Health Plans formally announced that Jessica Lynch will join the association as the Director of Policy, Government Programs. Lynch most recently served as the Executive Director for the Texas Psychological Association.

“Jessica has a depth of experience that helps make our team complete, and she joins TAHP with a strong reputation as a leader in both the health care and capitol communities,” said Jamie Dudensing, CEO of TAHP.

Before moving to the non-profit sector, Lynch spent nearly a decade working in and around the Texas Capitol. She worked in External Relations for the Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and has experience with city, Capitol, state agency, and association work. 

Having worked for both Democrats and Republicans, her final role in the Capitol was Chief of Staff to Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., who at the time, sat on the influential House Appropriations Committee. Ms. Lynch then went on to become the first Policy Director for the House Republican Caucus. 

She holds a BA in English from Texas State University, where she began her political career as the first student liaison to the San Marcos City Council. She also holds a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

Lynch’s first day at TAHP will be Monday, February 14.

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