Farah Hanley, Senior Deputy Director of Financial Operations

Farah Hanley

Farah Hanley is senior deputy of Financial Operations for the Michigan Department of Health, where she oversees the agency’s budget, contracts and grants, finance and accounting, internal audit, organizational services and information technology support services areas.

Previously, she served as senior deputy director of Operations Administration for the former Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), where she oversaw all aspects of the MDCH budget, accounting, purchasing and audit areas.

Hanley also has served as manager of the MDCH budget within the State Budget Office at the Department of Technology, Management and Budget. In this role, she assisted MDCH in key decisions, including implementing the Healthy Michigan Plan. In addition, she served as a federal health and budget specialist within the State Budget Office.

Prior to that, she served as a senior Medicaid consultant for The Medstat Group, now known as Truven Health, where she developed analytic methods and supported policy analyses for state Medicaid programs across the country.

Hanley also served as MDHHS’s acting director in early January 2019 during the transition
to a new administration.

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