Case Studies of Six State Personal Assistance Service Programs Funded by the Medicaid Personal Care Option. Individuals Interviewed


Department of Public Welfare:

  • Russ Kulp, Director of Ambulatory Programs
  • Tom DeVouton, Assistant Director for Provider Programs
  • Janet Pearlman, Ambulatory Programs
  • Maria Verbeyst, PCA Program Manager
  • Diane Flanders, Director of Community Program Management

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • Karen Langley

Northeast CIL:

  • Charlie Carr, Executive Director

Independence Associates:

  • Paul Spooner, Community Development Coordinator
  • Jim Brown, Director of Services

Center for Living and Working:

  • Dennis Fitzgibbons, IL Coordinator
  • David Murphy, Training Coordinator

Boston Center for Independent Living (BCrL):

  • Bonnie O'Day, Executive Director
  • Paul Tupper, PCA Coordinator
  • Eric McCall, BCIL staff
  • Jim Tierney, BCIL staff
  • Pete Cronis, BCIL staff
  • Brenda Clarke, BCIL staff

Stavros ILC:

  • Dan Greaney, Director of PCA Services and PCA recipient
  • Roma Roukey, Stavros Staff and PCA recipient
  • Kathy Shagnon, Stavros Staff and PCA attendant

Other PCA Consumers:

  • Kevin Duby
  • Diane Layman
  • Henry Marchal
  • Michael LeGare

PCA Attendant:

  • Mike Owens

Association for Retarded Citizens:

  • Gerry McCarthy
  • Phil Campbell

Boston Center for Self Help:

  • Connie Panzarino
  • Judy Brewer

Independent Living Resources:

  • Chris Palamos
  • Judy Kimberly

Franklin County Home Care Corporation, Local AAA

  • Pat Kerrins, Executive Director

View full report


"casestud.pdf" (pdf, 683.55Kb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®