Long Term and Chronic Care Steering Committee

This committee is responsible for issues related to promoting the health and well-being of people with chronic illnesses and providing an array of long-term care and support options for people of all ages who have disabilities. Special attention is given to innovative reform activities in the areas of financing, community care initiatives, consumer direction, quality, housing with services and nursing home care.

Marie Zimmerman (Chair)
Medicaid Director
Minnesota Department of Human Services
St. Paul, MN

Dena Stoner (Vice Chair)
Senior Policy Advisor
Texas Department of State Health Services
Austin, TX

Gregory Allen
Director, Division of Program Development & Management
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY

Jennifer Burnett
Dep. Secretary, Office of Long-Term Living
PA Dept. of Human Services
Harrisburg, PA

Tywanda Cox
Chief of Federal & State Policy
Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Oklahoma City, OK

Dorothy Danfelser
Legislative Analyst, Minority Senate
New Mexico Legislature
Santa Fe, NM

Kim Donica
Chief, Bureau of Long Term Services and Supports
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Columbus, OH

Rep. Drew Gattine
House Chair
Appropriations Committee
Maine State House of Representatives
Augusta, ME

Gary Jessee
Assistant Commissioner for Medicaid/CHIP
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Austin, TX

Patti Killingsworth
Assistant Commissioner; Chief of Long Term Services & Supports
TennCare
Nashville, TN

Dawn Lambert
Project Director
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Hartford, CT

Gail Propsom, MA
Chief
Quality Management and Special Initiatives Section
Wisconsin Department of Human Services
Madison, WI

Jennifer Vermeer, MPA
Assistant Vice President of Medical Affairs
University of Iowa Health Care
Des Moines, IA

NASHP Staff Liaison:
Scott Holladay
Project Director