2016 Conference

As Division Chief for Innovation and Delivery System Reform under the Planning Administration at DHMH, Aaron Larrimore oversees the design of a care delivery strategy for dual eligibles, including leading the stakeholder engagement process and liaising with other state actors—including the HSCRC—to ensure alignment with the All-Payer Model and other innovations. He also coordinates with […]

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  • Nickee Palacios

    Nickee Palacios has a Masters in Community Health Education and is the health educator for the Maternal and Infant Health Program at the Utah Department of Health. Being a health educator allows Nickee to educate women on a wide spectrum of health topics including preconception care, contraceptives, healthy pregnancies, and breastfeeding. Every day she gets […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Barbara Brent

    As the Director of State Policy for NASDDDS, Barbara Brent has more than 34 years experience in publicly funded systems for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Working in the state, county and university systems, as well as in the private sector, she concentrates on federal and state policy and supporting states in […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Sreyram Kuy

    Dr. Kuy is Chief Medical Officer for Louisiana Medicaid, where she works to improve healthcare quality for the state of Louisiana. She also cares for veterans as a surgeon and Director of the Center for Innovations in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Safety at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. She teaches and conducts health services research […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Katherine Layman

    Kate Layman has worked extensively with Medicaid and non-Medicaid long-term services and supports programs, both fee-for-service and managed care, during her employment with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This work has included policy development, program implementation, and quality assurance. Prior to working for the Health and Human Services Commission, Kate worked with long-term […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Leon Bragg

    Dr. Bragg has private practice expertise of over 24 years and currently has an active Oklahoma Dental License. He served as Assistant Professor in Departments of Operative Dentistry and Dental Materials as a full time faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry for five years.   He was Assistant Dean for Clinic […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Stephanie Bates

    Since January 2014, Stephanie Bates has led the Disease and Case Management Branch of the Division of Program Quality & Outcomes for the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. During that time, she has also acted as EPSDT Coordinator and worked closely with Kentucky’s five Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to ensure members are receiving quality services. […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Heather Rossi

    Heather Rossi, as Senior Policy Manager at MassHealth, is responsible for managing policy issues in collaboration with MassHealth program units, including managed and integrated care, behavioral health, long term services and supports, and community based programs. Prior to coming to MassHealth, she served as the Legislative Program Director for the CT Department of Social Services. […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Dena Hasan

    Dena Hasan is the Interim Director of the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration within the District of Columbia’s (DC) Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), which is DC’s Medicaid agency. Dena is passionate about engaging both Medicaid beneficiaries and key policy decision makers into the health care delivery and outcomes conversation—particularly around issues that […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio

  • Nancy Day

    Nancy Day is Director of the Division of Aging Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, which serves as the administrative office for the State Unit on Aging. The division includes the 21 county area agencies on aging, community resources and education and wellness, Clinical Eligibility for Managed Long Term Services and Supports […]

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    September 28, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Bio