Long Term & Chronic Care

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.


MaryAnne Lindeblad, MPH, BSN
Medicaid Director
Washington State Health Care Authority
Olympia, Washington


Vice Chair
Pamela Parker, MPA
Policy Consultant
Office of the Assistant Commissioner – Health Care
Minnesota Department of Human Services

Greg Allen
Division of Financial Planning & Policy
Office of Health Insurance Programs
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY


Jane Beyer, JD
Assistant Secretary
Aging and Disability Services
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Olympia, WA


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

Glenace Edwall, PhD, MPP 
Adult and Children’s Mental Health Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
St. Paul, MN


Dawn Lambert
Project Director
Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Hartford, CT 


Gail Propsom, MA 
Bureau of Long Term Support 
Wisconsin Department of Human Services 
Madison, WI


Flo Stein, MPH
Community Policy Management
Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
Department of Health and Human Services
Raleigh, NC


Lana Stohl, MBA, LCSW
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Utah Department of Human Services
Salt Lake City, UT


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


Debra Waldron, MD, MPH
Director and Chief Medial Officer
Child Health Specialty Clinics
Division of Health Promotion/Chronic Disease Prevention
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa City, IA


Susan Yontz
Director, Integrated Care Division
Medical Services Administration
Michigan Department of Community Health
Lansing, Michigan

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