Susan Lucas, a veteran state administrator, has been named as Chief Operations Officer for the Health Care Authority. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2014.
“Susan is a well-respected state leader with over 20 years of state service and will bring a wealth of executive management experience within state government to the agency,” said HCA Director Dorothy Teeter.
Lucas is a former Director of Rates and Finance with the Health and Recovery Services Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services.
She is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner of the Budget, Performance and Research Division at Employment Security. Prior to that appointment she served at the Department of Corrections as Assistant Secretary of Health Services.
As the Chief Operations Officer, a new position in the agency, Lucas will directly support Enterprise Technology Services, Legal and Administrative Services, the Human Resources Office and the Financial Services Division.
“Susan, together with this team, will lead the strategy to transform the finance, information technology, legal and administrative services and human resources infrastructure needed to successfully support the strategic and business goals for the HCA,” Teeter said.