The scheduled speaker for our April 25 meeting is Jerry Foxhoven, director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, who will address the status of managed care in the state. He was confirmed as DHS director last month, amid a number of controversies.
The Des Moines Register reported at the time of his confirmation: "Foxhoven, a lawyer known for his advocacy for children and families, was appointed DHS director in June… He replaced former DHS Director Charles Palmer, a career human services administrator whose agency had repeatedly come under fire for its handling of child abuse cases and the state’s shift to private management of iMedicaid.
"Foxhoven, 65, began practicing law in 1977 and was extensively involved in juvenile and family law cases until 2000, when he began as administrator for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board. He also oversaw Iowa’s Court Appointed Special Advocate and Citizen Foster Care Review Board programs.”