Cory serves as the Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services and oversees Behavioral Health Services for the State of Arizona. In his Deputy role Cory and his team monitor over $1.6B in managed care contracts, develop best practices and work collaboratively with contractors to establish and maintain a vibrant system of care for members. Cory also oversees all activities for the Arizona State Hospital, a 300 bed facility that operates three distinct programs for civil, forensic and sex offender populations.
Cory served as the CEO of the Arizona State Hospital for nearly two years before being appointed as the Deputy Director. Prior to his work in Arizona he was the CEO of the South Dakota Human Services Center for 10 years; Director of Juvenile Corrections for two years and also worked as a Chief Probation Officer and line level officer.
In his 23 years of public service Cory has served on numerous local, state and national boards. While serving as CEO in both South Dakota and Arizona he served as the President of the Western Psychiatric State Hospital Association and he currently serves on the boards of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).