Dee Jones Dee JonesExecutive Director, State Health Plan Dee Jones is executive director of the North Carolina State Health Plan (SHP), which provides health care coverage to more than 727,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents. Jones has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the SHP, working closely with the state treasurer and the SHP's Board of Trustees to monitor the plan's financial condition, implement quality improvements and maintain cost-effective programs for members. Before joining the SHP in 2017, Jones held multiple leadership roles at the Department of Health and Human Services, most recently as chief operating officer (COO) for the Division of Health Benefits. Previously, Jones served as COO for the N.C. Department of Administration, leading over 200 employees. In addition, her private sector experience includes 11 years with Time Warner Cable and over six years at Siemens Energy & Automation. Jones holds a master of business administration and accounting from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor of arts in accounting and business management from North Carolina State University.