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New Jersey Department of Human Services

Assistant Commissioner

Jennifer Jacobs

As Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Jennifer leads New Jersey’s Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which together are known as NJ FamilyCare. She is passionate about making government programs work the best way possible for the people they serve. Before leading the largest long-term care plan in Florida, Jennifer spent eleven years in leadership at a Medicaid managed care organization in New Jersey. She graduated from the honors college at Penn State and holds a master’s degree in urban policy and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.