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 August 12, 2020. 

Click on your region in the legend below for more information

Eastern Region 

Southern Region

Central Region

Western Region 

EASTERN REGION PTAC CALL

Colorado


Victor Robertson (PASRR Level II I/DD Administrator, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • victor.robertson@state.co.us
  • 303-866-5157

Obi Agomoh (PASRR Administrator, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • obi.agomoh@state.co.us
  • 303-866-6873

Becky Hukaby Raphaelson (Manager, Older Adult Programs, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • rebecca.huckabyraphaelson@state.co.us
  • 303-866-7414




Illinois


Roberta Allen (Project Manager, Department of Human Services)

  • Roberta.allen@illinois.gov
  • 312-814-6893

Kelly Cunningham (SMA LTC Director, Department of Healthcare & Family Services)

  • kelly.cunningham@illinois.gov
  • 217-524-7245




Indiana


Vanessa Convard (Family & Social Services Administration)

  • Vanessa.Convard@fssa.IN.gov

Larry Long (Family & Social Services Administration)

  • John.Long@fssa.IN.gov

Holly Wimsatt (Director of Client Services, Family & Social Services Administration)

  • Holly.Wimsatt@fssa.in.gov
  • 812-283-1040




Minnesota


Larraine Pierce (State Mental Health Authority Contact, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Adult Mental Health)

  • larraine.pierce@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2243

Jolene Kohn (Department of Human Services, Aging)

  • Jolene.kohn@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2579

Paige Johnson (Pre-Admission Screening Product Manager, Department of Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division)

  • paige.johnson@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2602




Iowa


Lila Starr (Iowa Department of Human Services)

  • lstarr@dhs.state.ia.us
  • 515-281-5318




Kansas


Dawne Stevenson (PASRR Program Manager, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Dawne.Stevenson@ks.gov
  • 785-368-7323

Anne Yeakley (Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Anne.Yeakley@ks.gov

Susan Cunningham (Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Susan.M.Cunningham@ks.gov

F Seymour Hunter

  • fseymour-hunter@kdheks.gov




Missouri


Jesse Crum (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • jesse.crum@dmh.mo.gov

Michelle Newberry (Bock Associates)

  • Bockmissouri@gmail.com

Ammanda Ott (Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

  • Ammanda.Ott@health.mo.gov
  • 573-526-3632

Julie Wilson (Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

  • Julie.Wilson@health.mo.gov

Angela Brenner (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Angela.Brenner@dmh.mo.gov

Kathy Schafer (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Kathy.Schafer@dmh.mo.gov
  • 573-751-8080

Rosie Anderson-Harper (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Rosie.Anderson-Harper@dmh.mo.gov
  • 573-526-5890

Dawne Votra (Family Support Division)

  • Dawne.Votra@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-522-1267

Vera Brown (Family Support Division)

  • Vera.J.Brown@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-751-9792

Shawn Brice (MO HealthNet)

  • Shawn.Brice@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-751-5767

Tara Shahangain (DSS)

  • Tara.M.Shahangain@dds.mo.gov

Cassandra Jones (Missouri Medicaid)

  • Cassandra.Jones@dss.mo.gov




Michigan


Belinda Hawks

  • hawksb@michigan.gov

Michelle DeRose

  • DeRoseM1@michigan.gov




Montana


Jennifer Fox

  • jenfox@mt.gov

Cathy Murphy (Program Support Bureau Chief, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services)

  • catmurphy@mt.gov
  • 406-444-1716




Nebraska


Susan Adams

  • susan.adams@nebraska.gov

Greg Carlson (NF Program Specialist)

  • Greg.Carlson@nebraska.gov

Mikayla Johnson (Division of Behavioral Health)
  • Mikayla.johnson@nebraska.gov
Heather Leschinsky
  • heather.leschinsky@nebraska.gov
Dawn Sybrant
  • Dawn.Sybrant@nebraska.gov




North Dakota


Debbie Baier (North Dakota Department of Human Services)

  • dabaier@nd.gov

Leann Thiel (Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement Services, Medical Services Division., North Dakota Department of Human Services)

  • lthiel@nd.gov
  • 701-328-4893




South Dakota


Jana Doherty

  • jana.doherty@state.sd.us

Darryl Millner

  • Darryl.Millner@state.sd.us

McKenzie Grim (Division of Behavioral Health Services)

  • McKenzie.Grim@state.sd.us

Mary LeVee (Division of Behavioral Health Services)

  • Mary.LeVee@state.sd.us

Krista Morris (Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Krista.Morris@state.sd.us

Michelle Hudecek (Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • michelle.hudecek@state.sd.us

Beth Dokken (Deputy Division Director, Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Beth.Dokken@state.sd.us
  • 605-773-3656

Melanie Boetel

  • Melanie.Boetel@state.sd.us




Ohio


Terry Watts (Chief, Bureau of PASRR, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services)

  • terry.watts@mh.ohio.gov

  • 614-466-9796

Julie Davis (PASRR Program, Department of Medicaid)

  • julie.davis@medicaid.ohio.gov

Heidi Clarke (Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities)

  • Heidi.Clarke@dodd.ohio.gov
  • 614-466-6187

Michael Hampton (PASRR Policy Manager, Department of Medicaid)

  • Michael.Hampton-Simpkins@medicaid.ohio.gov
Cliare Adams (PASRR Program, Department of Medicaid)
  • Claire.adams@medicaid.ohio.gov




Utah


Kevin Bagley (Utah Department of Health)

Tonya Hales (Utah Department of Health)

  • thales@utah.gov
  • 801-538-9136

Angella Pinna (Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • apinna@utah.gov

Nadia Biasi

  • nbbiasi@utah.gov

Robert H. Snarr (State Adult Program Manager, Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • rsnarr@utah.gov
  • 801-538-4080

Sheri DeVore (Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • sdevore@utah.gov
  • 385-321-1821

Erin Lloyd (Utah Department of Health)

  • erinlloyd@utah.gov
  • 801-538-6979




Wisconsin


Joanette Robertson

  • Joanette.Robertson@dhs.wisconsin.gov
  • 608-266-0907

Joyce Allen

  • Joyce.Allen@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Donna Wrenn

  • DonnaM.Wrenn@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Donna Riemer

  • Donna.Riemer@dhs.wisconsin.gov




Wyoming


Sara Rogers (Facilities Manager, Wyoming Department Of Health , Division of Healthcare Financing)

  • sara.rogers@wyo.gov
  • 307-777-7257





SOUTHERN REGION PTAC CALL

Colorado


Victor Robertson (PASRR Level II I/DD Administrator, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • victor.robertson@state.co.us
  • 303-866-5157

Obi Agomoh (PASRR Administrator, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • obi.agomoh@state.co.us
  • 303-866-6873

Becky Hukaby Raphaelson (Manager, Older Adult Programs, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • rebecca.huckabyraphaelson@state.co.us
  • 303-866-7414




Illinois


Roberta Allen (Project Manager, Department of Human Services)

  • Roberta.allen@illinois.gov
  • 312-814-6893

Kelly Cunningham (SMA LTC Director, Department of Healthcare & Family Services)

  • kelly.cunningham@illinois.gov
  • 217-524-7245




Indiana


Vanessa Convard (Family & Social Services Administration)

  • Vanessa.Convard@fssa.IN.gov

Larry Long (Family & Social Services Administration)

  • John.Long@fssa.IN.gov

Holly Wimsatt (Director of Client Services, Family & Social Services Administration)

  • Holly.Wimsatt@fssa.in.gov
  • 812-283-1040




Minnesota


Larraine Pierce (State Mental Health Authority Contact, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Adult Mental Health)

  • larraine.pierce@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2243

Jolene Kohn (Department of Human Services, Aging)

  • Jolene.kohn@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2579

Paige Johnson (Pre-Admission Screening Product Manager, Department of Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division)

  • paige.johnson@state.mn.us
  • 651-431-2602




Iowa


Lila Starr (Iowa Department of Human Services)

  • lstarr@dhs.state.ia.us
  • 515-281-5318




Kansas


Dawne Stevenson (PASRR Program Manager, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Dawne.Stevenson@ks.gov
  • 785-368-7323

Anne Yeakley (Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Anne.Yeakley@ks.gov

Susan Cunningham (Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services)

  • Susan.M.Cunningham@ks.gov

F Seymour Hunter

  • fseymour-hunter@kdheks.gov




Missouri


Jesse Crum (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • jesse.crum@dmh.mo.gov

Michelle Newberry (Bock Associates)

  • Bockmissouri@gmail.com

Ammanda Ott (Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

  • Ammanda.Ott@health.mo.gov
  • 573-526-3632

Julie Wilson (Dept. of Health and Senior Services)

  • Julie.Wilson@health.mo.gov

Angela Brenner (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Angela.Brenner@dmh.mo.gov

Kathy Schafer (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Kathy.Schafer@dmh.mo.gov
  • 573-751-8080

Rosie Anderson-Harper (Dept. of Mental Health)

  • Rosie.Anderson-Harper@dmh.mo.gov
  • 573-526-5890

Dawne Votra (Family Support Division)

  • Dawne.Votra@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-522-1267

Vera Brown (Family Support Division)

  • Vera.J.Brown@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-751-9792

Shawn Brice (MO HealthNet)

  • Shawn.Brice@dss.mo.gov
  • 573-751-5767

Tara Shahangain (DSS)

  • Tara.M.Shahangain@dds.mo.gov

Cassandra Jones (Missouri Medicaid)

  • Cassandra.Jones@dss.mo.gov




Michigan


Belinda Hawks

  • hawksb@michigan.gov

Michelle DeRose

  • DeRoseM1@michigan.gov




Montana


Jennifer Fox

  • jenfox@mt.gov

Cathy Murphy (Program Support Bureau Chief, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services)

  • catmurphy@mt.gov
  • 406-444-1716




Nebraska


Susan Adams

  • susan.adams@nebraska.gov

Greg Carlson (NF Program Specialist)

  • Greg.Carlson@nebraska.gov

Mikayla Johnson (Division of Behavioral Health)
  • Mikayla.johnson@nebraska.gov
Heather Leschinsky
  • heather.leschinsky@nebraska.gov
Dawn Sybrant
  • Dawn.Sybrant@nebraska.gov




North Dakota


Debbie Baier (North Dakota Department of Human Services)

  • dabaier@nd.gov

Leann Thiel (Medicaid Payment and Reimbursement Services, Medical Services Division., North Dakota Department of Human Services)

  • lthiel@nd.gov
  • 701-328-4893




South Dakota


Jana Doherty

  • jana.doherty@state.sd.us

Darryl Millner

  • Darryl.Millner@state.sd.us

McKenzie Grim (Division of Behavioral Health Services)

  • McKenzie.Grim@state.sd.us

Mary LeVee (Division of Behavioral Health Services)

  • Mary.LeVee@state.sd.us

Krista Morris (Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Krista.Morris@state.sd.us

Michelle Hudecek (Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • michelle.hudecek@state.sd.us

Beth Dokken (Deputy Division Director, Division of Long Term Services and Supports)

  • Beth.Dokken@state.sd.us
  • 605-773-3656

Melanie Boetel

  • Melanie.Boetel@state.sd.us




Ohio


Terry Watts (Chief, Bureau of PASRR, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services)

  • terry.watts@mh.ohio.gov

  • 614-466-9796

Julie Davis (PASRR Program, Department of Medicaid)

  • julie.davis@medicaid.ohio.gov

Heidi Clarke (Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities)

  • Heidi.Clarke@dodd.ohio.gov
  • 614-466-6187

Michael Hampton (PASRR Policy Manager, Department of Medicaid)

  • Michael.Hampton-Simpkins@medicaid.ohio.gov
Cliare Adams (PASRR Program, Department of Medicaid)
  • Claire.adams@medicaid.ohio.gov




Utah


Kevin Bagley (Utah Department of Health)

Tonya Hales (Utah Department of Health)

  • thales@utah.gov
  • 801-538-9136

Angella Pinna (Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • apinna@utah.gov

Nadia Biasi

  • nbbiasi@utah.gov

Robert H. Snarr (State Adult Program Manager, Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • rsnarr@utah.gov
  • 801-538-4080

Sheri DeVore (Utah Department of Human of Services)

  • sdevore@utah.gov
  • 385-321-1821

Erin Lloyd (Utah Department of Health)

  • erinlloyd@utah.gov
  • 801-538-6979




Wisconsin


Joanette Robertson

  • Joanette.Robertson@dhs.wisconsin.gov
  • 608-266-0907

Joyce Allen

  • Joyce.Allen@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Donna Wrenn

  • DonnaM.Wrenn@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Donna Riemer

  • Donna.Riemer@dhs.wisconsin.gov




Wyoming


Sara Rogers (Facilities Manager, Wyoming Department Of Health , Division of Healthcare Financing)

  • sara.rogers@wyo.gov
  • 307-777-7257





 
 
 
 

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


Jenna Girdosky (Interm PASRR Coordinator Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS))

  • jenna.girdosky@azahcccs.gov
  • 602-417-4503

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





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


Jenna Girdosky (Interm PASRR Coordinator Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS))

  • jenna.girdosky@azahcccs.gov
  • 602-417-4503

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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