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Date Posted: 06/14/2018

Naff Leaving as Director of Division of Medical Services in July

Naff to Leave Agency in July



For Immediate Release:

June 11, 2018


Media Contact:

Amy Webb,

DHS Chief of Communications and Community Engagement




The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Medical Services Director Rose Murray Naff announced today that she plans to step down from her position at the agency in July.

“I have appreciated the opportunity to come to Arkansas and work with many talented employees on some really innovative programs,” Naff said. “I promised the DHS Director I’d spend a year here, and I have enjoyed that time, especially as it relates to improving aspects of Medicaid’s customer service to beneficiaries.”

Naff came in as DHS was re-structuring the Division so that Naff’s role would focus on the operations of the Division while Medicaid policy remained with DHS Deputy Director for Health and State Medicaid Director Dawn Stehle.

DMS Deputy Director Tami Harlan, who has been with DHS for 29 years, will serve as interim Director of the Division after Naff leaves. Her last day is July 13.



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