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  Eden, Cathy
NameCathy Eden
, Arizona , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
May 11, 2010 09:58am
InfoCatherine Eden was appointed Director of Executive Education at Arizona State University School of Public Affairs in February 2006.

Before assuming this position, Cathy served as Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services since May 2000. The Arizona Department of Health Services is one of the largest departments in Arizona State Government with a budget of more than 2 billion dollars and more than 1,800 employees. The Department oversees a wide array of programs and services to protect and ensure the health of the state’s diverse population.

Cathy also served as a member of the Arizona House of Representative from 1990 to 1994, serving on the House Appropriation, Health, Judiciary, Insurance and Banking Committees.

From 1988 to 1991, Cathy was director of Department of Administration and chaired the Governor’s Cabinet.

From 1983 to 1988, she was county manager of Coconino County, the second largest geographic land mass county in the United States. She was instrumental in establishing the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System known as AHCCCS.

Cathy served as faculty chair for public administration at Rio Salado College and also taught at Arizona State University. She has a B.S. in political science from ASU, an M.S. in sociology/public administration from the University of Northern Arizona and a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University, Minneapolis. She also holds a certificate from the John F. Kennedy Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard.

In the Community, she serves on the Board of Director, the Dougherty Foundation, City of Phoenix Health Care Benefits Trust Board, The Supreme Court Judicial Review Board and EMS Board for City of Phoenix Fire Department. Cathy recently was appointed to the National Public Policy Board for MERCK.



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