by Jasmine Phiri
July 22, 2021
Executive Director, Medical Assistance Plans,
Georgia Department of Community Health
Lynnette Rhodes serves as Executive Director of the Medical Assistance Plans Division for the Georgia Department of Community Health. The Georgia Department of Community Health manages a combined federal and state budget of approximately $17 billion annually.
Lynnette joined the Department in 2005 as a Legal Services Officer where she represented the Department in Administrative Hearings. In 2010, she was promoted to Director of Legal Services and subsequently transitioned to the Medical Assistance Plans Division. In 2018, she was asked to serve as the Executive Director. As Executive Director, Lynnette oversees the four units that are responsible for the delivery of medical assistance to Georgia’s Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries: Policy, Compliance and Operations; Eligibility and Enrollment; Performance and Care Management; and Service Delivery and Administration.
Prior to joining the Georgia Department of Community Health, Lynnette worked with the City of Atlanta Public Defender’s Office as a Senior Public Defender. Lynnette received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University, and her Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.