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


Dept. of Social and Rehab Services:

  • Nancy Ellery, Medicaid Bureau Chief
  • Joyce DeCunzo, Services Director
  • Jane Korin, Human Service Program Officer
  • Mike Hanshew, LTC Bureau Chief
  • Julia Robinson, Director of Social and Rehab Services

Vocational Rehab:

  • Bob Maffit

Personal Care Advisory Council:

  • Chris Bukula, Montana Advocacy Council
  • Evelyn Hauskjold, Area Agency on Aging
  • Barbara Larsen, Summit ILC
  • Jan Miller, Council Member
  • Joan Taylor, Case Management Association
  • Dorinda Orell, Consumer Rep
  • Lenke Puskas, Consumer Rep

West Mont Homecare Corporation:

  • Maureen O'Reilly, West Mont PCA Program Director
  • Myrna Moon, RN, Western Regional Coordinator
  • Gwen Berry, RN, Central Regional Coordinator
  • Ron Simpson, RN, Nurse Supervisor
  • Karen Burland, RN, Nurse Supervisor
  • Attendants at both Helena and Missoula sites

Summit Independent Living Center:

  • Michael Mayer, Director
  • Barbara Larsen, Support Services Coordinator, PCA Advisory Board President
  • Consumer Forum, hosted at University of Montana

Montana Independent Living Project:

  • Zana Smith, Director
  • Consumer Forum, hosted at Montana ILP

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