Jamye Chapman is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, Jamye supports projects that assist participants, particularly state agencies, in dismantling structural and political factors that create access barriers to health care and health-related social services — ultimately improving health outcomes for the individuals they serve, regardless of who they are or where they live. Through his work, Jamye helps stakeholders focus on what is truly necessary to effectuate positive change, keep an organization psychologically safe, and marshal inclusive partnerships. Instead of mastering “equity,” Jamye helps recenter discussions and activities to focus on connecting with the heart-beating people administering and receiving services.

Jamye was most recently Executive Equity Policy Initiatives Advisor at the Wisconsin Division of Medicaid Services. As part of this role, Jamye was responsible for formulating and implementing policy initiatives for the Wisconsin Medicaid program, with a focus on promoting health equity by reducing health disparities and addressing social determinants of health for members. Jamye also developed and maintained strategic initiatives and communications planning to support an organizational workforce and culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful of the various backgrounds and cultures that are reflected in Medicaid members. Prior to this experience, Jamye also worked in various positions related to benefits enrollment, eligibility, and program oversight, within Wisconsin’s TANF and SNAP programs.

Jamye attended the pastoral ministries program at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.

In his spare time, Jamye loves to research off-grid sustainability, particularly related to aquaponic farming and anaerobic bio-digestion.