Jon Cotton | Amherst Partners
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Jon Cotton

Operating Director


About Jon

Jon is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Meridian Health Plan – Michigan. Known for bringing innovative and fresh ideas to his role, he is responsible for the management and strategic growth of the largest Medicaid health plan in the State of Michigan, with more than 400,000 members and 2,000 employees.


Leading his team of executives and department directors, Jon works to ensure Meridian is compliant with State of Michigan and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines, and keeps the business updated on any new developments in Michigan Medicaid and Medicare while building and maintaining relationships with leaders in health care across the State.


As an Operating Director with Amherst Partners, Jon’s first-hand involvement in growing and managing a family business and his expertise in the areas of care coordination, reimbursement, and revenue cycle management helps the firm’s Healthcare Team provide clients with valuable insights based on real-world experiences.


Jon received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration for Families in Business from Kennesaw State University. He was also awarded a Fellow from the Academy for Healthcare Management (FAHM).