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


Department of Social Services:

  • Ralph Young, Director of Policy, Planning and Coordination, Bureau of Employment and Adult Services
  • Ron Eggleston, Manager, Long Term Care Policy Section, Bureau of Program Policy, Medical Services Administration
  • DeLois Whitaker Caldwell, Director of Family Services Administration
  • Jim Nye, Director of Shiawassee County DSS
  • Jan Basyler, Adult Services Worker, Ingham Co. DSS
  • Larry Lensing, Adult Services Worker, Ingham Co. DSS
  • Vicki Pickle, Adult Services Worker, Kent Co. DSS
  • Nancy Loehring, Adult Services Worker, Kent Co. DSS
  • Nelson Sonderfan, Adult Services Supervisor, Kent Co. DSS

Office on Aging:

  • John Peterson, Director
  • Mary James, OSA staff
  • Marian Owen, director of Ingham County Pre-Admission Screening Pilot

United Cerebral Palsy:

  • Terry Hunt, Executive Director
  • Midge Merritt, Director for Programs and Services
  • Marsha More, Project Coordinator

Association of Retarded Citizens:

  • Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director

Protection and Advocacy:

  • Kathy Peterson, Executive Assistant

Developmental Disabilities Council:

  • Beth Ferguson, Executive Director

Department of Rehabilitation Services:

  • Ted Haworth, Program Specialist
  • Pam Monahan, Program Specialist

State Independent Living Council:

  • Al Swain, Center for Handicapper Affairs
  • Dennis Conroy, Center for Handicapper Affairs
  • Joyce Chin, Great Lakes Center for Independent Living
  • Kris Tomaszewski, Oakland/Macomb CIL
  • Mary Lee Baranski, PAS Committee
  • Nancy Jachim, Oakland/Macomb CIL
  • Katrina Gentile, Oakland Macomb CIL
  • Verna Spayth, Ann Arbor CIL

Kent County Center for Independent Living:

  • Beth Harvey
  • Tom Leonard

Program Consumers:

  • Laurie Thomas
  • George Burch
  • Lynette Lawrence Moore
  • Eugene Hitchcock
  • Dan Bloomer

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