Janet Olszewski is Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). Ms. Olszewski is a long-time health care executive for the State of Michigan having served the state for more than 20 years. She was appointed MDCH Director by Governor Jennifer Granholm effective on January 1, 2003. With a FY 2008 gross appropriation of $12 billion and approximately 4,300 employees, MDCH is responsible for health policy and management of Michigan’s publicly funded health systems. Ms. Olszewski served from 2000 to 2003 as Vice President for Government Programs and Regulation at M-CARE, a non profit managed care company owned by the University of Michigan. She was responsible for the company’s Medicare products; state contracts for the Medicaid, MIChild and Kids Care programs; compliance with state regulatory requirements; and implementation of benefit changes across all product lines. Ms. Olszewski is a graduate of Boston University and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
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