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August 14, 2018

Indiana PASRR Program Improvements - Part I

A PDF copy of the presentation slides is available at the bottom of the page and here.

This webinar highlights how the state of Indiana, with leadership from the Division of Aging (DA), has significantly transformed their PASRR system through a highly collaborative process. From 2014 through 2016, the DA worked with a range of stakeholders to build support for, and ownership of, the new PASRR system, including the state’s Area Agencies on Aging, nursing facilities, the Indiana Hospital Association, advocacy organizations, and other divisions within the Family and Social Services Administration. The stakeholders agreed their objective was “to provide a person-centered PASRR system that effectively and efficiently identifies the most appropriate services and settings.”


Vanessa Convard, PASRR Manager for the Indiana Division of Aging

Vanessa Convard has been helping Hoosier families in a variety of capacities for over 15 years. She has worked with emergency shelters, juvenile corrections, child protective services, adult protective services, and community education programs. She is now the PASRR Manager for the Division of Aging. Vanessa has a Master’s in Adult Education and Public Service from Ball State University.

Debbie Pierson, co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC

Debbie Pierson was with Indiana’s Division of Aging from March 2013 until March of 2018. In addition, Debbie worked for 11 years with an area agency on aging. Debbie is a partner and co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Earlham College and a Masters in Public Administration from Indiana State University.

Yonda Snyder, co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC

Yonda Snyder was the Director of Indiana’s Division of Aging from January 2014 through February 2018 and is a human resources/organizational design professional with 10 years of combined experience in long term care and state government. Yonda is a partner and co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC. Yonda has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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