Brett Davis


Administrator (2011-2014)


As Administrator of the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services from 2001 to 2014, Brett Davis oversaw Wisconsin’s Medical Assistance programs, including BadgerCare Plus for Children and Families, BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children, SeniorCare, Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind and Disabled, and Wisconsin’s Chronic Disease Program.  In this role, he managed a budget of over $6.7 billion for programs serving 1.19 million Wisconsin residents.

Before becoming Wisconsin’s Medicaid director in January 2011, Mr. Davis served as a representative in the Wisconsin Assembly for six years.  He was elected to the 80th Assembly District in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2008. Among other activities, he served on the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform during 2005-06 legislative session. Prior to being elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, Mr. Davis served as a legislative aide to State Representative Mike Powers, State Senator Joe Leibham, and former Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson. 

Mr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin– Oshkosh.