It was announced yesterday that Emily Zalkovsky will replace Stephanie Stevens on July 1 as Medicaid and CHIP Director for Texas HHS. Ms. Zalkovsky has been deputy director since September 2020. There is no mention of why Ms. Stephens is stepping down who has held the position for three years.
Like Ms. Stephens, Ms. Zalkovsky started at Texas HHS in the 2000s and left the agency after a decade to enter the private sector for a few years before returning. Ms. Zailkovsky, according to her LinkedIn profile, was a
Here is the release which can be found online as well.