Jack Svahn is the President of JASCO Associates, a Nevada corporation. He currently serves on the board of LogistiCare Solutions, the nationwide provider of non-emergency medical transportation services, and chairs the North American Advisory Board for Lagan, Inc., a Northern Ireland company. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Chairman of Capital Associates, Inc. and MAXIMUS, Inc.
Mr. Svahn's career includes periods in both the private and public sectors. Originally from California, he was instrumental in designing and implementing Governor Reagan’s welfare reform program that later became a foundation of the Reagan presidency. In the early Seventies, Jack moved to Washington, D.C. to take over the "W" in HEW and was responsible for the nation’s Medicaid, social service, child support, welfare and rehabilitation programs.
In 1981, he was appointed Commissioner of Social Security where he served for three years before becoming the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He then was appointed Assistant to the President for Policy Development in the White House with responsibility for all domestic and economic policy.
Mr. Svahn has also been a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation; a Member of the Board of Visitors of the University of the Pacific School of Law; U.S. Commissioner and Chairman of the Canal Alternatives Commission in Panama; and on the Board of Health Care of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. In Maryland, he served two terms on the Board of the National Aquarium in Baltimore; was Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Health Care in Correctional Facilities; and served as a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Privatization.
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