state contacts

State leads include employees in the state Medicaid office, the state intellectual disability authority, and the state mental health authority that are involved with the state's PASRR program. The contact information for the PASRR state leads (below) was last updated on February 5, 2020. 

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Eastern region ptac call

Connecticut


Kathy Bruni (Social Services Medical Care Administration Program Manager)

  • kathy.a.bruni@ct.gov

  • (860) 424-5176

Cheryl Janes

  • Cheryl.Janes@ct.gov

Erin Leavitt-Smith

  • erin.leavitt-smith@ct.gov

  • (860) 262-6966




Maine


Derek Fales (Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Derek.Fales@maine.gov

  • 207-287-6656

Ricker Hamilton (OADS Director, Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Ricker.Hamilton@maine.gov

  • 207-287-9200

Gretchen Zeh-Higgins (Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Gretchen.Zeh-Higgins@maine.gov

  • 207-287-9217

Karen Mason

  • Karen.Mason@maine.gov

  • 207-287-9200

Heidi Bechard

  • Heidi.Bechard@maine.gov

Nicole Rooney (Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Nicole.Rooney@maine.gov

  • 207-287-9200

Paul Saucier (OADS Director)

  • Paul.saucier@maine.gov

  • 207-287-9200

Thomas Leet (Policy Director)

  • thomas.leet@main.gov

  • 207-624-4068

Kathryn Temple (Social Services Manager)

  • Kathryn.temple@maine.gov

  • 207-287-2595




Massachusetts


Elizabeth Goodman (Assistant Director of Day and Residential Programs, MassHealth Office of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • elizabeth.goodman@state.ma.us

  • 617-222-7487

Brooke Doyle (MA Department of Mental Health)

  • Brooke.doyle@state.ma.us

  • 617-626-8097

Kim Clougherty (MA Department of Mental Health)

  • Kim.Clougherty@state.ma.us

  • 617-626-8164

Lorraine Young (MassHealth Office of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Lorraine.Young@state.ma.us

  • 617-222-7413

Nancy Weston (MA Department of Developmental Disabilities)

  • nancy.weston@state.ma.us

  • 617-624-7820




New Hampshire


Kristina Ickes (Division of Client Services)

  • Kristina.ickes@dhhs.nh.gov

Holly Wentworth (Division of Client Services)

  • Holly.wentworth@dhhs.nh.gov

Mickie Grimes

  • MGrimes@dhhs.state.nh.us

Cheryl D.Bergeron (Division of Community Based Care Services

  • cdbergeron@dhhs.state.nh.us




Rhode Island


Ellen Breagy

  • Ellen.Breagy@ohhs.ri.gov

Audra DiChiaro

  • audra.dichiaro@bhddh.ri.gov

Karen Lowell

  • Karen.Lowell@bhddh.ri.gov

Lori Lombardi-Burns (Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and HospitalsConsultant Public Health Nurse)

  • Lori.LombardiBurns@bhddh.ri.gov

  • (401) 462-0089

Kathleen Baker

  • Kathleen.baker@ohhs.ri.gov

Joanna Ambrosio (Division of Behavioral Health)

  • joanna.ambrosio@bhddh.ri.gov

  • (401) 462-1558

Eileen Baum

  • Eileen.Baum@ohhs.ri.gov

Mary Calner

  • Mary.Calner@ohhs.ri.gov

Mary Fennessey (EOHHS, Office of Medical Review

  • Mary.Fennessey@ohhs.ri.gov

  • 401-462-1345




Vermont


Carol Rooke (Agency of Human Services)

  • 802-244-1104

Amy Roth

  • Amy.Roth@vermont.gov

Nicole (Nikki) Marabella (DD Services Specialist)

  • nicole.marabella@vermont.gov

Melanie Feddersen (DD Services Specialist)

  • melanie.feddersen@vermont.gov

Patricia Singer

  • Patricia.Singer@vermont.gov




New Jersey


Irina Stuchinsky (New Jersey State Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

  • Irina.Stuchinsky@dhs.state.nj.us

Joseph Bongiovanni (New Jersey State Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

  • Joseph.Bongiovanni@dhs.state.nj.us

Leah Rogers (New Jersey State Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

  • Leah.Rogers@dhs.state.nj.us

Elizabeth Brennan (New Jersey State Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

  • Elizabeth.brennan@dhs.state.nj.us

Angela Giordano (New Jersey State Division of Aging Services (DoAS))

  • Angela.Giordano@dhs.state.nj.us

Dr. Robert Eilers (New Jersey Department of Human Services)

  • robert.eilers@dhs.state.nj.us

Karen Piren (New Jersey Department of Human Services)

  • karen.piren@dhs.state.nj.us

James Schrialli

  • James.Schiralli@dhs.state.nj.us

Bolanle Popoola (PASRR Administrator, New Jersey Department of Human Services)

  • Bolanle.Popoola@doh.nj.gov

Carol Jones

  • Carol.Jones@dhs.state.nj.us New Jersey Department of Human Services

Margaret Vilardo McLean

  • Margaret.VilardoMcLean@dhs.state.nj.us

Brian M.Brennan

  • Brian.brennan@dhs.state.nj.us

  • 609-588-2548

Chinyela Makachi (New Jersey State Mental Health Authority)

  • Chinyela.makachi@doh.nj.gov

Kelly Friedman (New Jersey State Intellectual Disability Authority- Division of Developmental Disabilities)

  • Kelly.Friedman@dhs.state.nj.us

Alisa Rosa (New Jersey State Intellectual Disability Authority- Division of Developmental Disabilities

  • Alisa.Rosa@dhs.state.nj.us

Stephen O.Myers

  • Stephen.myers@dhs.state.nj.us




New York


Michael Compton (New York State Mental Health Authority- Office Mental Health (OMH))

  • Michael.Compton@omh.ny.gov

Barbara Burditt (Statewide PASRR Coordinator)

  • Barbara.J.Burditt@opwdd.ny.gov

  • (518) 388-0694OPWDD

Eileen Zibell (OPWDD)

  • Eileen.Zibell@opwdd.ny.gov

  • 518-474-7700

Rebecca Briney (NYS OMH)

  • rebecca.briney@omh.ny.gov

Carol Rodat (New York State Department of Health Director)

  • carol.rodat@health.ny.gov

  • (518) 485-8781

Heidi Seney (New York State Medicaid Agency- New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)

  • heidi.seney@health.ny.gov

Cathleen Bobrick (New York State Department of Health Manager)

  • cathleen.bobrick@health.ny.gov

  • (518) 485-8781

Maxine Smalling (New York State Office of Mental Health)

  • maxine.smalling@omh.ny.gov

  • (518) 473-3570

Julie Burton (New York State Office of Mental Health)

  • julie.burton@omh.ny.gov

Maria Copperwheat (New York State Medicaid Agency- New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH))

  • Maria.Copperwheat@health.ny.gov

Anie Cyriac (New York State Medicaid Agency- New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH))

  • Anie.Cyriac@health.ny.gov

Susan Prendergast (New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities)

  • susan.b.prendergast@opwdd.ny.gov

Shelly Glock (New York State Department of Health Director)

  • shelly.glock@health.ny.gov

  • (518) 408-1267

Tarrah Quinlan (New York State Department of Health)

  • tarrah.quinlan@health.ny.gov

  • (518) 408-1267

Leslie Ruth (New York State Department of Health Director

  • Leslieruth.leslie@health.ny.gov

  • (518) 402-1004




Delaware


Lisa Zimmerman (Chief - Division of Medicaid & Medicare Services)

  • lisa.zimmerman@state.de.us
  • 302-368-6610

Kimberly Pettyjohn (Division of Medicaid & Medicare Services)

  • Kimberly.pettyjohn@delaware.gov
  • 302-515 -3169

Wynne Hewitt (Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health)

  • Wynne.hewitt@delaware.gov

  • 302-391-3500

Kamin Giglio (Division of Developmental Disability Services)

  • Kamin.giglio@delaware.gov

  • 302-933-3410

Sharon Bertin (Division of Developmental Disability Services)

  • Sharon.bertin@delaware.gov

  • 302-836-2168 Division of Developmental Disability Services

Joseph Tegtmeier

  • joseph.tegtmeier@state.de.us




Maryland


Steven Reeder (Departmen tof Health and Mental HygieneDirector, Office of Adult Services)

  • steven.reeder@maryland.gov

  • 410-402-8476

Stefani Odea

  • stefani.odea@maryland.gov

Mardi Adams (Maryland Developmental Disabilities AdministrationCentral Region Nurse)

  • Mardi.Adams@Maryland.gov

  • 410-234-8207

Karen Borland (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration Eastern Region)

  • Karen.Borland@Maryland.gov

  • 410-572-5944

Debra Goldberg (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration Southern Region)

  • Debra.Goldberg@Maryland.gov

  • 301-362-5109

JaneSacco (Chief, Division of Long Term Care Services)

  • jane.sacco@maryland.gov

  • 410-767-6771

Susan Panek (Deputy Director, Division of Long Term Care Services)

  • susan.panek@maryland.gov

  • 410-767-6764




Pennsylvania


Ruth Anne Barnard (State PASRR Coordinator)

  • rbarnard@pa.gov

  • 717-214-3736

Rhonda Gengler (PASRR Lead, Office of Developmental Programs ODP)

  • c-rgengler@pa.gov

  • 412-770-1278

Trisha Mader (Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services)

  • tmader@pa.gov

  • 717-346-9937

Rachel Sink (Office of LTCORC Prog. Coordinator)

  • rsink@pa.gov

  • 717-783-7378




Virginia


Ramona Schaeffer (DMAS)

  • ramona.schaeffer@dmas.virginia.gov

  • 804.225.3007

Darlene Lindsey (Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental ServicesRN, Community Integration Consultant and IDD PASRR Nurse)

  • Darlene.lindsey@dbhds.virginia.gov

  • 803-371-0534




West Virginia


Kelly Johnson

  • Kelley.s.johnson@wv.gov

  • 304-356-4886

Richard Workman

  • rworkman@pcasolutions.com

  • 304-776-7230Program

Scott Hudson

  • shudson@pcasolutions.com

  • 304-776-7230

Kristen Blanks

  • kblanks@pcasolutions.com

Kerri Linton

  • klinton@pcasolutions.com




District of Columbia


Pamela Hodge (PASRR Representative)

  • pamela.hodge@dc.gov





Central Region ptac call

Alaska


Jetta Whittaker (Manager, Policy and Program Development Unit, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • jetta.whittaker@alaska.gov

Caroline Hogan (Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • caroline.hogan@alaska.gov

Moli Atanoa (Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • moli.atanoa@alaska.gov




Arizona


Carlishia Smith (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS))

  • carlishia.smith@azahcccs.gov

Alice Plaxco (PASRR Coordinator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System)

  • Alice.Plaxco@azahcccs.gov
  • 602-364-4645




California


Doug Robins (California Department of Health Care Services)

  • Doug.Robins@dhcs.ca.gov




Oregon


Nirmala Dhar (Older Adult Behavioral Health Coordinator)

  • nirmala.dhar@state.or.us
  • 503-945-9715

Kathryn Nunley (Medicaid Long Term care Mental Health Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Human Services-Aging and People with Disabilities)

  • kathryn.m.nunley@state.or.us
  • 503-947-2309
Chris Pascual (DHS/OHA/CMS Liaison, Oregon Health Authority)
  • chris.pascual@dhsoha.state.or.us
  • 503-572-0470




Hawaii


Stephanie Guieb

  • stephanie.k.guieb@doh.hawaii.gov

Kathleen Ishihara (Nurse Consultant, MedQUEST Division)

  • kishihara@medicaid.dhs.state.hi.us
  • 808-692-8159




Idaho


Candace Falsetti

  • Candace.Falsetti@dhw.idaho.gov

Arthur Evans

  • Arthur.Evans@dhw.idaho.gov

Michael Case (Program Specialist, Quality Assurance Unit)

  • casem@dhw.idaho.gov

Alexandra Fernandez

  • Alexandra.Fernandez@dhw.idaho.gov

Wayne Nubile

  • Wayne.Nubile@dhw.idaho.gov

Annette Wilkinson

  • WilkinsA@dhw.idaho.gov

Alexandria Childers-Scott (Idaho Dept. of H&W - Div. of Medicaid - Bureau of Long Term Care)

  • Alexandria.Childers-Scott@dhw.idaho.gov




Washington


Heidi Toda

  • JohnsHJ@dshs.wa.gov

Maureen Craig (Health Care Authority, Behavioral Health (BH) PASRR Program)

  • Maureen.Craig@hca.wa.gov
  • 360-725-1107

Terry Hehemann (PASRR Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Administration)

  • teresa.hehemann@dshs.wa.gov
  • 360-725-3456
Beth Loska (Beahvioral Health PASRR Program Manager Medicaid Compliance Review and Analytics Medicaid Program Operations and Integrity)
  • elizabeth.loska@hca.wa.gov
  • 360-725-1478




Nevada


Lavonne Atkins

  • latkins@health.nv.gov

Maki Muroi (Division of Health Care Financing and Policy)

  • mmuroi@dhcfp.nv.gov





Southern region ptac call

Alabama


Angela Howard (Director, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, OBRA-PASRR)

  • Angela.Howard@mh.alabama.gov
  • (334) 242-3946

Carolyn Perdue (Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, OBRA-PASRR)

  • carolyn.perdue@mh.alabama.gov
  • (334) 242-3946

Deborah Goodman ( Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, OBRA-PASRR)

  • deborah.goodman@mh.alabama.gov
  • (334) 242-3946




Arkansas


Lori Rose (Department of Human Services)

  • lori.rose@dhs.arkansas.gov

Sandrae Nicholson (Department of Human Services)

  • Sandrae.nicholson@dhs.arkansas.gov

Kathleen Nurhomad (Department of Human Services)

  • Kathleen.nurhomad@dhs.arkansas.gov




Florida


Cathy Cross (Medical Health Care Program Analyst, Agency for Health Care Administration)

  • cathy.cross@ahca.myflorida.com

Beth Henry

  • beth.henry@ahca.myflorida.com

Linda Long-Miller (CMAT/Social Services Consultant, Department of Health)

  • Linda_Long-Miller@doh.state.fl.us
  • (850) 245-4200, ext. 2219

Lori Gephart (Registered Nurse Consultant, Agency for Persons with Disabilities)

  • Lori_Gephart@apd.state.fl.us
  • (850)921-3786

Heather Allman

  • heather.allman@myflfamilies.com

Constance Hill

  • Constance.hill@ahca.myflorida.com

Kim Smoak (Sr Management Analyst Supervisor, Health Standards and Quality, Agency for Health Care Administration)

  • Kimberly.Smoak@ahca.myflorida.com
  • (850) 412-4516

Diana McLendon (Program Specialist, Department of Education)

  • diana.mclendon@fldoe.org




New Mexico


Sandyeva Martinez (PASRR Administrator, New Mexico Department of Health)

  • sandyeva.martinez@state.nm.us

Brenda Martinez (New Mexico Human Services Department)

  • brendav.martinez@state.nm.us

Claudia Duran (New Mexico Human Services Department)

  • Claudia.Duran@state.nm.us

Teresa Larson (New Mexico Department of Health)

  • Teresa.larson@state.nm.us

Roberta Duran (New Mexico Department of Health)

  • Roberta.duran@state.nm.us




Georgia


Shardae Brooks (DBHDD)

  • Shardae.Brooks@dbhdd.ga.gov
  • 404-657-2681

Jill Mays (Department of Human Resources (DHR)/ Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Addictive Diseases)

  • Jill.Mays@dbhdd.ga.gov
  • 404-657-2140

Heather Nix (DD PASRR Liaison)

  • Heather.Nix@dbhdd.ga.gov
  • 404-657-2141

Marcey Alter (Deputy Director, DCH Medicaid Policy)

  • mAlter@dch.ga.gov
  • 404.657.5467

Linda McCall (Unit Manager, DCH Medicaid Policy)

  • lmccall@dch.ga.gov
  • 404-657-5463

Wendy Tiegreen (Department of Community Health)

  • Wendy.Tiegreen@dbhdd.ga.gov




Kentucky


Michelle Fulner (Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities)

  • Barbara.fulner@ky.gov

Christine Hawkins (DDID Regional Liaison, Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities)

  • christine.hawkins@ky.gov
  • 502-782-1040

Crystal Adams (Community Supports Branch Manager, Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities)

  • crystal.adams@ky.gov
  • 502-782-8883




South Carolina


Brian Hawkins (Department of Disability and Special Needs)

  • bhawkins@ddsn.sc.gov
  • 803-935-6709

Nicole Mitchell Threatt (Department of Health and Human Services-Community and Facility Services)

  • mitcheln@scdhhs.gov
  • 803-898-2590




Louisiana


Mary Norris (Medicaid Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Health)

  • mary.norris@la.gov
  • 225-342-2768
Jacqueline Whitmore ( PASRR Program Manager, Lousiana Department of Health/Office of Behavioral Health PASRR Program)
  • Jacqueline.Whitmore@la.gov
  • 225-342-4344

Ann Darling (Louisiana Department of Health)

  • Ann.Darling@la.gov

Linda Sadden (Office of Aging and Adult Services)

  • linda.sadden@la.gov
  • 225-219-0214

Carole Brunner (Louisiana Department of Health)

  • carole.brunner@la.gov

Karen Sheridan (Psychologist, Louisiana Department of Health)

  • Karen.Sheridan2@la.gov

Tanya Murphy (Louisiana Department of Health)

  • tanya.murphy@la.gov




Oklahoma


Paula Green (Oklahoma Department of Human Services)

  • Paula.Green@okdhs.org

Ken Jones (Coordinator, Aging and LongTerm Care, Oklahoma Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse)

  • kjones@odmhsas.org
  • 405-522-0013

Lori Kann (Oklahoma Department of Healthcare Authority (Medicaid Authority))

  • Lori.Kann@okhca.org
  • 405-522-7267




Mississippi


Gay Gipson (Director, Division of Medicaid)

  • Gay.Gipson@medicaid.ms.gov
  • (601) 359-6094
Craig Kittrell (PASRR State Lead for MS Department of Mental Health (DMH) )
  • craig.kittrell@dmh.ms.gov
  • (601) 359-5780
Ruth Gilliam (DMH State Coordinator for MI services)
  • ruth.gilliam.msh.state.ms.gov
  • 601-351-8267
Deborah Etzold (State Coordinator for IDD Services)
  • deborah.etzold@dmh.ms.gov.
  • (601) 359-5777




North Carolina


John Cook (Division of Medical Assistance)

  • John.Cook@dhhs.nc.gov
Johnnie McManus (PASRR Coordinator, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services)
  • johnnie.mcmanus@dhhs.nc.gov
  • 919-715-2174

Sabrena Lea (Associate Director, Long Term Services and Supports, Division of Medical Assistance)

  • Sabrena.Lea@dhhs.nc.gov
  • 919-855-4365




Texas


Geri Willems (Manager, Access, and Intake, Texas Health and Human Services Commission)

  • Geri.Willems@hhsc.state.tx.us

Terry Hernandez

  • Terry.Hernandez@hhsc.state.tx.us

Valerie Krueger

  • Valerie.Krueger@hhsc.state.tx.us
Reese Carrol
  • Reese.Carrol@hhsc.state.tx.us
Hayley Turner
  • Hayley.Turner@hhsc.state.tx.us




Tennessee


Carmelita Hillsman (PASRR/Community Transitional Coodinator, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD))

  • Carmelita.Hillsman@tn.gov

  • (615) 878-0615

Kristeena Ashby (Bureau of TennCare Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Kristeena.1.Ashby@tn.gov

Anita Bertrand

  • Anita.Bertrand@tn.gov

Kaye Swindell

  • Kaye.Swindell@tn.gov

Nancy Shanley

  • nshanley@ascendami.com

Dennis Temple (Director of PASRR, Older Adult Programs and Disaster Mental Health Programs, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)

  • Dennis.Temple@tn.gov
  • 615-253-5558





Western region ptac call

Alaska


Jetta Whittaker (Manager, Policy and Program Development Unit, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • jetta.whittaker@alaska.gov

Caroline Hogan (Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • caroline.hogan@alaska.gov

Moli Atanoa (Division of Senior and Disabilities Services)

  • moli.atanoa@alaska.gov




Arizona


Carlishia Smith (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS))

  • carlishia.smith@azahcccs.gov

Alice Plaxco (PASRR Coordinator, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System)

  • Alice.Plaxco@azahcccs.gov
  • 602-364-4645




California


Doug Robins (California Department of Health Care Services)

  • Doug.Robins@dhcs.ca.gov




Oregon


Nirmala Dhar (Older Adult Behavioral Health Coordinator)

  • nirmala.dhar@state.or.us
  • 503-945-9715

Kathryn Nunley (Medicaid Long Term care Mental Health Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Human Services-Aging and People with Disabilities)

  • kathryn.m.nunley@state.or.us
  • 503-947-2309
Chris Pascual (DHS/OHA/CMS Liaison, Oregon Health Authority)
  • chris.pascual@dhsoha.state.or.us
  • 503-572-0470




Hawaii


Stephanie Guieb

  • stephanie.k.guieb@doh.hawaii.gov

Kathleen Ishihara (Nurse Consultant, MedQUEST Division)

  • kishihara@medicaid.dhs.state.hi.us
  • 808-692-8159




Idaho


Candace Falsetti

  • Candace.Falsetti@dhw.idaho.gov

Arthur Evans

  • Arthur.Evans@dhw.idaho.gov

Michael Case (Program Specialist, Quality Assurance Unit)

  • casem@dhw.idaho.gov

Alexandra Fernandez

  • Alexandra.Fernandez@dhw.idaho.gov

Wayne Nubile

  • Wayne.Nubile@dhw.idaho.gov

Annette Wilkinson

  • WilkinsA@dhw.idaho.gov

Alexandria Childers-Scott (Idaho Dept. of H&W - Div. of Medicaid - Bureau of Long Term Care)

  • Alexandria.Childers-Scott@dhw.idaho.gov




Washington


Heidi Toda

  • JohnsHJ@dshs.wa.gov

Maureen Craig (Health Care Authority, Behavioral Health (BH) PASRR Program)

  • Maureen.Craig@hca.wa.gov
  • 360-725-1107

Terry Hehemann (PASRR Program Manager, Developmental Disabilities Administration)

  • teresa.hehemann@dshs.wa.gov
  • 360-725-3456
Beth Loska (Beahvioral Health PASRR Program Manager Medicaid Compliance Review and Analytics Medicaid Program Operations and Integrity)
  • elizabeth.loska@hca.wa.gov
  • 360-725-1478




Nevada


Lavonne Atkins

  • latkins@health.nv.gov

Maki Muroi (Division of Health Care Financing and Policy)

  • mmuroi@dhcfp.nv.gov





 
 
 
 

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