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Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon brings a wealth of community health policy, budget expertise, and department operations to his role as Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).

Appointed to the position effective Sept. 15, 2014, Gov. Snyder selected Lyon to succeed James K. Haveman after serving as Chief Deputy Director of MDCH since 2011. In this role, he upheld the mission of the MDCH by overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of the department's administrations including Medical Services, which oversees the Michigan Medicaid program; Public Health; Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; Policy and Planning; and Operations.

Lyon brings leadership experience overseeing daily departmental operations, as well as representing the department with various stakeholders, the Michigan legislature, and community partners to his role as Director. He has also overseen the department's interactions with the Office of Recipient Rights, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, and the Office of Health Services Inspector General.

During his time at MDCH, Lyon has been involved in a number of key health initiatives including the successful implementation and management of the Healthy Michigan Plan, as well as the advancement of Health Information Technology in the state of Michigan.

Previously, Lyon served as Deputy Director of the MDCH Operations Administration as well as the Deputy Director of the MDCH Health Policy and Regulation Administration. Prior to joining the MDCH, Nick served as the Director of the Office of Budget Development and General Government within the State Budget Office and as the Finance Officer for the Department of Attorney General.

Through his previous experience, Lyon has a distinguished track record of success overseeing and crafting health policy and operations, finance and human resource, and budget development.

Lyon is a 1990 graduate of Yale University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science. He currently lives in Marshall, Mich. with his wife and two children, where he volunteers as a Marshall Soccer Club Volunteer Coach.

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